Cemeteries in Solihull

Bereavement Services

We are now able to offer reserves for cremated remains plots at each of our cemeteries from 1 June 2024.

Unfortunately, we are unable to extend this to full graves at the present time.

If you have experienced a bereavement you can find support on our Bereveament Support Services page.

We have three cemeteries in Solihull.

Attendance at funerals for burials

Attendance at a graveside is unlimited.

Attendance at funerals for cremations

Scatterings and cremated remains interments can be booked through your funeral director.

The Book of Remembrance Room and waiting rooms are now open.

Cemetery and Crematorium bookings

Bookings should be made through your funeral director.

Dedicated memorials

Memorial headstone permits are being processed and stonemasons should email these to robinhoodcemetery@solihull.gov.uk. Find more information on our Memorial Options page.

We have memorials commissioned by Solihull SANDS at all of our cemeteries dedicated to babies who have died around the time of their birth.

At Woodlands Cemetery we have memorials dedicated to children and to members of the armed forces commissioned by The Friends of Woodlands Cemetery.

We also have memorials commemorating those lost in Road Traffic Accidents.

Bench Cleansing

We are currently completing the bench cleansing across the cemetery sites. This is an ongoing piece of maintenance work and we are targeting all three cemeteries to be completed by the end of September.

If you are concerned about the cleansing of your bench, please contact us via 0121 709 7009

Grass cutting

We have experienced a very wet and unsettled start to our seasonal grass cutting operations and the recent continual rain, high water table and waterlogged ground conditions are presenting us with considerable operational challenges.

We are currently working hard to manage the grass cutting service so that we keep the grass growth to a manageable level during this time of rapid seasonal growth. We strive to operate these services delicately to try and minimise possible mess and damage to the soft ground.

We are confident that with a steady persistence and hopefully some warmer weather, we will soon have the grass cutting service operating effectively again.

Footpath

Works are currently being carried out between LAWN 1 and the Olton Road gate entrance in Robin Hood Cemetery which has resulted in the footpath being excavated to allow access to pipework. The footpath will not be accessible during this time.

Guttering

Repair work to the guttering around Robin Hood Chapel will be carried out between Saturday 25 May and Saturday 22 June. Works will take place over the weekends to minimise any disruption. However, please be aware that there will be scaffolding in situ during this time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Streetsbrook Road
Shirley
Solihull
B90 3NL

You can view an accessibility guide for the cemetery at AccessAble

Visiting the cemetery:

Summer opening - 1 April until 31 October

Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 6.00pm
Sundays and bank holidays 10.00am to 6.00pm

Winter Opening - 1 November until 31 March

Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 4.30pm
Sundays and bank holidays 10.00am to 4.30pm

Christmas Day and Boxing Day 10.00am to 2.00pm

About the cemetery

Opened in 1917, the cemetery covers an area of 45 acres, a Cemetery Chapel was constructed in 1931, the extensive grounds consist of ancient woodland, with traditional graves, lawn graves, cremated remains graves, remembrance gardens set aside for the scattering of cremated remains and specialised memorial areas where a wide range of memorials are available.

The Crematorium was opened in 1958 and the chapel was modified and extended in 2017. The chapel can accommodate up to 80 people seated and 120 people standing.

Music is supplied by Wesley Media. There is an organ available for use, but there is not an onsite organist. Standard chapel services are for 30 minutes, extra time in the chapel can be arranged.

Remembrance garden

We are installing additional private gardens in the remembrance garden at Woodlands Cemetery. While these works take place, please bear with us as there will be some disruption to the appearance of this part of the cemetery.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

Birmingham Road
Coleshill
North Warwickshire
B46 1DP

You can view an accessibility guide for the cemetery at AccessAble

Visiting the cemetery

Summer opening - 1 April until 31 October

Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 6.00pm
Sundays and bank holidays 10.00am to 6.00pm

Winter Opening - 1 November until 31 March

Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 4.30pm
Sundays and bank holidays 10.00am to 4.30pm

Christmas Day and Boxing Day 10.00am to 2.00pm

About the cemetery

Opened in 1984 the grounds consist of lawn graves, children’s graves, cremated remains graves and remembrance gardens set aside for the scattering of cremated remains. The cemetery has an extensive woodland area containing an ancient decoy pool.

In 2000 the existing cemetery chapel was modified and extended to make provision for the Crematorium. The style and architecture was carefully planned to match the existing building and is sympathetic to its rural location. The chapel can accommodate up to 60 people seated and 60 people standing.

Music is supplied by Wesley Media. There is an organ available for use, but there is not an onsite organist. Standard chapel services are for 30 minutes, extra time in the chapel can be arranged.

Cemetery improvements

From Monday 17 June some improvement works will begin at Widney Manor Cemetery. A new fence will be installed to give privacy to those attending services in our Muslim Traditional Section, which should take 10 working days to complete.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we improve the grounds. Should you have any concerns, please contact us to discuss them on 0121 709 7009.

Widney Manor Road
Bentley Heath
B93 9AA

You can view an accessibility guide for the cemetery at AccessAble.

Visiting the cemetery:

Summer opening - 1 April until 31 October

Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 6.00pm
Sundays and bank holidays 10.00am to 6.00pm

Winter Opening - 1 November until 31 March

Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 4.30pm
Sundays and bank holidays 10.00am to 4.30pm

Christmas Day and Boxing Day 10.00am to 2.00pm

About the cemetery

Opened in 1992 and situated in a rural setting. The cemetery consists of traditional graves, lawn graves, Muslim graves, Greek Orthodox graves, Coptic Christian graves, children’s graves, cremated remains graves and a remembrance garden set aside for the scattering of cremated remains.

View our full list of fees and charges.

Within our fees and charges, we mention ‘resident’ and ‘non-resident’ fees. A resident is someone who pays council tax to Solihull Council or lived within Solihull up to the last 2 years of their life. If our social care team placed the deceased in a care home outside of Solihull, they will still be treated as a ‘resident’. 

Your proof of residency could be:

  • a council tax bill dated within the last 2 years
  • a driving licence that lists an address responsible for paying council tax to Solihull Council - you can check this at GOV.UK
  • a utility bill for a property within the Solihull borough dated within the last 2 years
  • medical correspondence or correspondence from any government department addressed to you at a property in Solihull dated within the last two years

 

Mourners are reminded that items which are considered to be a health and safety concern should not be left in the grounds. Items such as glass, shepherd’s crooks and alcohol will be removed in line with our rules and regulations along with any other items that could be a health and safety concern, as soon as they have been identified. 

If you think you may have left items on the grave of your loved one that could be a health and safety concern and would like to arrange a collection, please contact us by email at robinhoodcemetery@solihull.gov.uk, providing the following information:

  • cemetery
  • grave number
  • name of the deceased
  • items removed
  • your name
  • your telephone number

Our Cemetery Rules and Regulations are currently under review.

If someone dies and has no next of kin, or their family, friends or relatives can’t or won’t arrange and pay for a funeral, we have a responsibility to provide a Public Health Funeral.

Our Public Health Funeral Policy is the guidance that we use arranging Public Health Funerals.

All bookings should be made through your funeral director

All enquiries about the maintenance of the cemetery grounds can be be made to Solihull Connect

All other enquiries can be made to the Cemeteries and Crematoria Office.

Cemeteries and Crematoria Office: Bereavement Service Support Team, Solihull Register Office, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3QZ

Office hours are:

  • Monday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Tuesday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Thursday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Phone lines are open 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Face to Face appointments are by appointment only, please call 0121 709 7009 to make an appointment.