Funeral directors in Hertfordshire

Funeral planning can be overwhelming when you have lost a loved loved one. Our directors at Harwood Park can help to make it that little bit easier for you during a difficult time, helping you every step of the way.

With the price of funerals rising each year, many people prefer to take care of the cost now.

Why choose the Hertfordshire Funeral Plan?


  • Affordable & flexible
  • The Hertfordshire Funeral Plan is a pre-payment funeral plan exclusive to Austin’s Funeral Directors. The plan is customised to your requirements, making your loved one’s send off personal and unique. It covers funeral charges and third-party payments such as cremation charges and minister’s fee.

  • Tailored service
  • You can choose additional options such as obituary notices and funeral stationery. We also offer a range of tributes, keepsakes and memorials which are often used as a healing gesture for people who have lost someone close.

  • Beautiful memorial gardens
  • Caring and well-respected funeral directors
  • Family-owned business
  • Served the community for 300 years

Hertfordshire Funeral Plan is a completely bespoke service – you can make it as simple, or elaborate, as you wish.

We are committed to providing you with excellent standards, attention to detail and stress free planning.

Reduce the worry for loved ones with our pre-paid funeral plan.


Hertfordshire Funeral Plan

Prepaid funeral plan FAQs


  • How secure is the prepaid funeral plan?
  • The Hertfordshire Funeral Plan, its fund and administration are protected under an independent trust and operated in conjunction with Austin’s Funeral Service. The investment of its assets are undertaken by professional trustees.

  • What will happen to my prepaid funeral plan if I move to a different area?
  • If you move to an area outside our service, on death, the current value of your plan can be claimed by the local funeral director who will be carrying out the arrangements.

  • Do I have to be in good health to take out a funeral plan?
  • No. A Hertfordshire Funeral Plan may be taken out by anyone regardless of their age or state of health.

  • Can I change my mind about the funeral plan arrangements?
  • Yes. Changes may be made by contacting Austin’s. The main advantage of our plan is that it provides a completely bespoke service and stress free planning.

  • When do I pay for the funeral plan?
  • Payment is made in full on confirmation of the arrangements.

  • What if I die away from home or on holiday?
  • Your prepaid funeral plan will cover returning you from anywhere in the United Kingdom to your home area. Should you die whilst overseas, the plan includes collecting you from any UK mainland port or airport. You should get an insurance when travelling overseas. The Hertfordshire Funeral Plan does not include charges for air or sea travel.

Find out more information on our funeral plans.

The Little Green Book

Austin’s handbook – ‘The Little Green Book’ – is a useful and supportive guide that gently takes you through what to expect after a death. It provides information on things like registering a death and the role of the coroner and covers advice and support on everything you need to arrange a funeral.

Click here to request your copy of The Little Green Book

Find a local funeral director

We have 9 branches throughout Hertfordshire:-

We can also arrange funeral services at Stotfold Cemetery Chapel.

If you’d like to view the facilities at Harwood Park, please contact us on 01438 815555.

Austins Funeral Directors

With the price of funerals rising each year, many people prefer to take care of the cost now. The Hertfordshire Funeral Plan is a pre-payment funeral plan exclusive to Austin’s Funeral Directors. Find out more

Hertfordshire Funeral Plan