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Family-run funeral directors

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you will find it helpful. Please accept our condolences if you are visiting here because you have lost a loved one or are beginning to plan because someone is unwell.

Since March 2020, we have been using this homepage to post updates on the current circumstances, to ensure that they are easy to find and up to date. You can access our online brochure below, which not only contains details of our funeral home services but also information about local crematoria and cemeteries. You can also find a guide to registering a death and other documents which may prove helpful to you. The remainder of our website may contain information that relates to pre-pandemic circumstances and is not currently relevant.

Information updated on: 5th January 2022

Contacting & Visiting Our Funeral Homes

As cases of Covid 19 remain high, the funeral profession like all other sectors of society is experiencing pressures due to staff absence through illness or self-isolation. We expect that over the next few weeks there may be times when we will have to vary the opening hours of some of our branches, and will need to plan carefully to ensure that we have staff available to carry out essential tasks. We would ask for your help with this by making an appointment or calling ahead when visiting our funeral homes. This will ensure that there will be a member of staff available to assist you, and to allow us to manage footfall within our premises.

We are continuing to make appointments for families to come into our office to arrange funerals, with a limit of 3 attendees to ensure that our Covid separation measures are effective. We will continue to visit clients who are unable to make the journey to our office at their own homes if necessary, and would ask that the number of people within the home is limited to allow our staff to social distance during their visit. Face coverings should be worn during visits to our premises, and when our staff visit a family at home, except for those who are exempt.

Funeral numbers

Some funeral venues have continued to retain a limit on attendance which is below their normal capacity, whilst others have lifted all restrictions on numbers. Over the next few months the situation may change quite frequently, so please do not hesitate to contact us to find out the number of attendees permitted at your chosen venue.

Attending a funeral

The move to ‘Plan B’ on Friday 10th December 2021 means that wearing face coverings in places of worship and other indoor settings such as Crematorium chapels is once again mandatory except for those with an exemption. The government is also recommending that those who are planning to go to a funeral take a lateral flow test before attending.

Unattended funerals

Even though restrictions are less stringent than during the first wave of Covid, we realise that some people’s views of holding a public gathering have changed, or that, for some, circumstances still mean that holding a funeral service at present simply isn’t practical or desirable.  We will always support those who chose to hold an unattended cremation or burial and would be happy to help families who chose this option in the future if they need help to arrange a memorial service or similar event.

Our Brochures

From 16th September 2021, all funeral directors have to provide two funerals, the Attended and Unattended Funerals, in a proscribed format within a document called the Standardised Price List. You can download our version of this document below. If these two funerals do not fit your needs, our Bespoke Funeral brochure is available which covers all other options.

Standardised Price List

Bespoke Funeral Brochure and Price List

Please click here if you wish to view our Disclosure of Interests document

Our Online Brochure

Our online brochure which details our funeral packages, vehicles, coffins, funeral flowers, urns and keepsake ranges is available by clicking on the image 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 the 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.

Funeral flowers

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, or view the options on our online brochure using the link above.

Order of Service Sheets

Order of Service sheets provides 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-owned funeral home 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.

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