Contacting and visiting us
As we move out of lockdown we have opened our offices to the public once again. However, we are trying to operate with an appointment system as much as possible to continue to be able to keep visitors separate, and to ensure that we can plan our time to ensure that the proper person is available to deal with visitors when they arrive, and to spend as much time with them as they need. If you wish to visit us at one of our funeral homes, please call ahead to arrange a suitable time.
Our meeting areas continue to be arranged in a way which promotes social distancing between ourselves and our visitors, with perspex screens in our meeting rooms. We therefore ask that a maximum of three people attend when visiting 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.
We regret that unless there is no viable alternative, we will not be making home visits to arrange funerals until we reach the next stage of unlocking.
Funeral venues such as Churches and Crematoria are now able to set their own Covid-safe levels of attendance at funerals. For some larger venues, this now allows up to 60 people to attend the service, but some smaller venues remain limited to 30 people or fewer. Please contact us to find out the number of attendees permitted at your chosen venue.
Except for those who are exempt, face coverings must be worn when visiting our funeral homes, when travelling in our limousines and during all funeral services held in indoor venues.
Even though restrictions are being lifted, 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, 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 Online Brochure
Our brand new online brochure showing our funeral packages, vehicles, coffins, funeral flowers, urns and keepsake ranges is available by clicking on the image below.
You can also download printable copies of our brochures 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, or view the options on our online brochure using the link above.
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.