A PROPOSAL to raise burial fees at St Saviors’s Burial Ground in Tetbury are being submitted for approval at the annual Tetbury Town Council meeting this month.

The changes, which were drawn up and approved by the council’s finance and scrutiny committee, are on the agenda for the meeting on May 19.

Changes include a rise from £315 to £415 for the right to bury in a grave space and erect a headstone for Tetbury residents.

The council will also consider an introduction of a £110 fee for the burial of a coffin exceeding seven feet two inches long or 32 inches.

The meeting starts at 7pm and takes place at the council’s offices on Long Street.