This is a joint committee with members from both Bishop's Waltham and Swanmore Parish Councils. The committee is responsible for all aspects of cemetery management.
West Hoe Cemetery: In 1982, when the Parish Churches of St Peter's, Bishop's Waltham and St Barnabas, Swanmore concluded that their burial grounds were complete, the two parish Councils established a joint burial authority and purchased land between the two villages at West Hoe for a cemetery.
Over the past twenty or so years, this land has been developed as a beautiful resting place for parishioners of Bishop's Waltham, Swanmore and the surrounding area.
The Cemetery Today: It is the right of all residents of the two parishes to choose to be laid to rest at West Hoe. Parishioners and other close relatives receive preferential treatment, and the maintenance of the burial ground is subsidised from the Parish precepts of the two villages on a pro rata basis; two thirds from Bishop's Waltham and one third from Swanmore. Interment of non parishioners is by application.