Deaths, funerals and cremations

Bassetlaw Registration Offices

The registration offices in Bassetlaw are:

Worksop Registration Office (main office with reception)

  • Address: Memorial Avenue, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 2BP
  • Website: Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Telephone: 0300 500 80 80
  • Opening Times: Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

Retford Registration Office (no reception)

  • Address: Retford Council Officers, 17b The Square, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6DB
  • Website: Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Telephone: 0300 500 80 80
  • Opening Times: Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 4.30pm by appointment only.

Funerals and Cremations

A funeral can be either by burial or by cremation. You can organise it with or without the help of a funeral director, and personalise it as much as you wish. In some cases the deceased may have planned their own funeral in advance.
However, you can not finalise the date for a funeral until you have registered the death. The date could also be affected if the death has to be reported to the coroner.
You should be able to find your local funeral directors in the telephone directory.


Bassetlaw District Council have responsibility for administering all burials in the three main cemeteries at Retford Road and Hannah Park in Worksop and one in Retford. In addition we hold and maintain the records of all past and present burials that have taken place in each one.

We do our best to make these environments as pleasant as possible, the mature woodland at Retford Cemetery in particular is beautiful the whole year round.

We also offer a Woodland burial service at both Hannah Park and Retford whereby we will plant a tree on the plot and place a memorial plaque on an adjacent wall as a more sensitive approach to remembering our loved ones. Visit our Cemeteries Page for further information.

Public Health Funerals

The Council will arrange a Public Health funeral where it is clear that, without intervention of the Council, no funeral would take place.

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2024