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Coronavirus Special Measures
Thank you for visiting our website. If you have had a bereavement, or are looking for information because a loved one is unwell, please accept our condolences at this difficult time. Please be aware that some of the information on the other pages of our website is not currently accurate – all of the information relating to the current situation is on our home page here. However, please contact us at any time if you need any advice or information.
Contacting and visiting us
As indoor mixing is still restricted, we regret that our funeral homes remain open by appointment only, to prevent inadvertent mixing of different households. If you have any questions or need our assistance you can telephone us 24 hours a day, and we will advise and assist you, and we can then arrange an appointment for you to come into the office. If you prefer to deal with us without face to face visits then we can make arrangements using telephone, email or post to best suit your needs. We regret that we will not be making home visits to arrange funerals until indoor mixing regulations are lifted, unless there is no viable alternative.
Those who come into our premises together should be from the same household or support bubble, with a maximum of two people per group. Face coverings must be worn within our premises. We thank you for your understanding as we continue to keep our staff and visitors to our premises safe and to work within current guidelines.
Everyone here at Gillotts is committed to helping families who have lost someone during this difficult time to find a way to hold a simple, dignified and meaningful funeral in line with the current guidelines. As independent funeral directors, we’ve been able to make a lot of changes since the pandemic began to ensure that we can be adaptable and flexible to the current circumstances whilst keeping our staff and client families safe.
Although many funerals at present are much simpler and more intimate affairs than would be the case under normal circumstances, the close family are still finding comfort in being able to say goodbye, and friends and neighbours are finding other ways of showing they care, such as lining the streets as the hearse leaves for the funeral. Use of webcasts for crematorium services has also increased. Many families are planning to hold a celebration of their loved one’s life when restrictions have been lifted – this might be a memorial service, a big party, a country walk to scatter ashes – whatever feels right.
We also realise that circumstances sometimes mean that holding a funeral service at present simply isn’t possible for those who are unable to travel or who are vulnerable, so we’re supporting those who chose to hold an unattended cremation.
Our Limousines are available for use by those in a single household or support bubble, with professionally designed Perspex screens which separate the driver from the passengers in the rear.
The wearing of face coverings is now mandatory for our staff and for those visiting our premises and using our limousines, and masks are available for those who do not have one.
If you have an appointment to visit us, please ring the doorbell and wait for a member of staff. Please be patient, as our the staff in the office may be taking a telephone call and be unable to answer the door immediately.
We have updated our Brochure and Price List to reflect the current situation, and this can be downloaded using the link below.
Registering a Death
The Registration of all Deaths is currently taking place by telephone. Please download our advice leaflet here. Please contact the hospital bereavement centre for deaths in hospital, or the deceased’s GP surgery for deaths in the community.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our floristry service is available to provide floral tributes for the funerals we are conducting or you may wish to contact your local florist to arrange flowers on your behalf. If so, we recommend that you telephone first, as they may be open by appointment only or with restricted hours. You can download our Funeral flowers brochure here
Order of Service Sheets
Order of Service sheets provide a touching memento for both the immediate family who are able to attend the funeral service, and for those who would have been there under normal circumstances. We have reduced our costs when only a small number are required. You can download our brochure here and our Order Form to submit your requirements here
Gillotts Funeral Directors have been arranging funerals for families across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire for generations.
We serve a wide area from five funeral homes in Eastwood, Kimberley, Heanor, Stapleford and Selston.
People may be more familiar with our former names; Eastwood and District Funeral Service, Kimberley Funeral Service and Gillotts Funeral Service. In November 2015, we united our funeral homes under a single name; Gillotts Funeral Directors, to reflect our identity as a family business. The business continues to be owned and managed by The Eastwood Funeral Partnership; Barry and Elaine Hutsby, Joanne Hutsby and Anthony Topley.
We can be contacted 24 hours a day when someone dies and our highly experienced team of funeral directors and arrangers are on hand to help with every aspect of managing the practical arrangements.