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									      Narborough Parish Council acting as the Burial Authority for
       The Parish of Narborough in the County of Leicestershire

                               Narborough Cemetery
                                          RULES AND REGULATIONS
Made in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972, section 214 and Schedule 26 and the
                Local Authorities’ Cemeteries Order 1977 (S.I. 1977 No. 204)
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1. A plan of the burial ground, showing the sections of the ground with the several grave spaces
thereon, is deposited and may be seen at the Office of the Parish Council, Narborough and
Littlethorpe Parish Centre, Desford Road, Narborough, where also copies of the Rules and
Regulations and Table of Fees and other information may be obtained on application.

2. The sections as marked F and G on the plan were reserved for the exclusive use of the Carlton
Hayes Hospital and cannot be purchased. The ‘Common’ graves in this section were used in rotation
and hold up to five bodies. Following the closure of the Hospital sections F and G are now fully
utilised.

3. Purchase of right of freehold or Deed of Grant shall not be made to any non-parishioner, except
in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Clerk to the Council. No purchaser of any
right of freehold or Deed of Grant shall convey, assign or transfer such right without sanction of the
Council having been first obtained, however any person having purchased such right or Deed shall be
at liberty to inter therein a husband, wife, father, mother, brother, sister or child, niece or nephew
on payment of the relevant fees to the Council

    No grant of title to any grave space shall be for a period exceeding one hundred years.

4. Notices of interment are to be given, and charges in respect thereof are to be paid at the Office
of the Clerk to the Council, or as he may direct, before the ground is opened or the graves or vaults
made; and all fees payable in respect of any monuments, headstones, slabs, kerbs, iron palisading,
etc. must be paid before the same are erected.

5. Notices of interment are to be given between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm and a certificate
for burial or of cremation must be produced to Council staff prior to the interment taking place,
together with information as to the portion of ground in which it is intended the burial shall take
place, the name of the officiating person, the day and hour appointed for the burial and in the case
of a purchased vault or grave the consent, in writing, of the owner; determination of the proof of
ownership to rest with the Council.

6. Not less than forty-eight hours previous notice must be given for interments and four clear days’
notice must be given if a vault or brick grave is required. No interments are allowed on Saturdays,
Sundays or Bank Holidays.

7. No burial can take place before ten o’clock in the morning or after four o’clock in the afternoon
without special permission of the Council. All parties are required to arrange with the officiating
person the day and hour of the funeral. The time fixed for the funeral must be the time at which
the funeral will arrive at the Cemetery. Punctuality is earnestly requested.

8. Except in the case of the interment of cremated remains the responsibility for digging the grave
shall rest with the person giving notice of interment, under whose supervision, at the direction of
the Council, such excavation shall take place. No grave or vault shall be excavated beyond the
depth of eleven feet for the first interment but the question of depth shall at all times be subject
to the directions of the Council.

9. The selection of grave space shall in all cases be subject to the approval of the Council, a
Committee appointed by the Council or the Clerk to the Council. Grave spaces may be registered
and reserved upon payment of the appointed fees.
10. At least one month before the erection of any tablet, monument, gravestone or iron palisading,
a drawing thereof with proposed inscription (if any), shall be sent to the office of the Clerk to the
Council. The quality of the material proposed to be used; its approximate height, its breadth and
thickness shall be stated. The minimum thickness of any gravestone shall be three inches except
that it shall be slate when the minimum thickness shall be one and a half inches. No iron palisading
shall exceed eighteen inches in height.

11. Plaques placed in the Garden of Remembrance shall be sixteen inches by thirteen inches in size
and shall not have any part, save a removable vase, exceeding six inches in height above the
ground.

12. No gravestones or monuments shall be placed or erected except over vaults or graves in which
the exclusive right of burial has been purchased. If kerbs or palisades shall be used the overall
dimensions shall not exceed seven feet by three feet.

14. A Register of all burials is kept at the Office of the Clerk to the Council where searches may be
made and certified extracts obtained on payment of photocopying charges.

15. The Cemetery is open to the public during daylight hours. Visitors are required to keep on the
walks unless when visiting a grave and to refrain from injuring the flowers, shrubs, etc. Children will
only be admitted when under proper control. No vehicle (other than the essential use of a car or
contractor’s vehicle or funeral director’s vehicle or disabled person’s scooter or similar) shall enter
or be used in the Cemetery. This restriction applies equally to all bicycles, skateboards and similar
wheeled vehicles.

16. Dogs including guide dogs must be on a lead and under full control. Smoking is prohibited.

17. The planting of flowers, trees and shrubs shall be subject to the approval of the Council.
Dwarf shrubs only will be allowed on graves and all decorations must be subject to the approval of
the Council. Unsightly ornaments such as glass bottles, jars, jugs, etc. will be rejected and removed
by Council staff. Temporary wooden markers, in the form of a cross or otherwise, will be allowed
for a maximum period of one year, after which the Council reserves the right to remove them.

18. The Council will not be responsible for any damage to monuments or gravestones which must
be kept in repair by their owners. Neither will the Council be responsible for any damage to or loss
of flowers, trees, shrubs, ornaments, etc. which must be kept in good order and repair by the
owners. The Council reserves the right to dig up and remove flowers, trees and shrubs and also to
lower headstones, footstones and kerbstones, etc. to ground level when in the Council’s opinion the
same shall have become unsightly or dangerous.

19.    It shall be the responsibility of Council Employees, Funeral Directors, Stone Masons, Grave
Diggers, their sub-contractors and any other person carrying out works in the Cemetery to ensure
that they are doing so in a manner which accords with all current Health and Safety legislation.
Stone Masons are required to employ all current legislation and currently approved regulations,
recommendations, standards and Codes of Practice for the safe installation of memorials.

20. The Council requests that information be given to the Clerk to the Council or to the Cemetery
Keeper of any wilful damage within the precincts of the Cemetery and visitors are earnestly invited
to co-operate with the Council in carrying out these Rules and Regulations.

21. The Council reserves to itself the right from time to time, in accordance with the appropriate
legislation, to make alterations in the regulations and Scale of Fees and Charges.

BY ORDER OF NARBOROUGH PARISH COUNCIL
Mrs T. HEGGS CLERK TO THE COUNCIL                                        EFFECTIVE 5th January 2011
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                                       Fees, Payments and Sums
The fees, payments and sums set out below apply where the person to be interred or in respect of
whom the right is granted is, or immediately before his or her death, was an inhabitant or
parishioner of the Parish of Narborough or, in the case of a still-born child, where the parents (or
one of them) are, or at the time of interment were, such inhabitants or parishioners.
Non parishioners shall not be interred in Narborough Cemetery except where an over-riding reason
for so doing shall occur, for example a previous long-term inhabitant of the Parish of Narborough
whose death occurred in a care home or retirement property out of the Parish. The decision shall
be at the discretion of the Clerk to the Council.
PART 1 - INTERMENTS
1. For the interment of cremated remains in a grave in respect of which an
      exclusive right of burial has been granted                                                                £100.00
2. Any interment - Administrative Charge                                                                          £50.00
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PART 2 - EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS OF BURIAL IN EARTHEN GRAVES
1. For the exclusive right of burial in an earthen grave space 9 feet by 4 feet
    Sections B, C, D, E, H, J, K, L                                                                             £300.00
2. For the exclusive right of burial of cremated remains in an earthen grave space
    2 feet by 2 feet in sections A and M only                                                                   £100.00
3. For the exclusive right of burial of a stillborn child (and up to 3 months old)
   in an earthen grave space 4.5 feet by 4 feet (single interment) in specified area in
   sections D and H                                                                Free of Charge
    The fees indicated for the various heads of this Part include the cost of the Deed of Grant.
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PART 3 - WALLED GRAVES
    For the right to construct and for the exclusive right of burial in a walled grave:
    (i) 9 feet by 4 feet - charges as in Part 2 above, together with an additional                              £100.00
    (ii) 9 feet by 8 feet - charges as in Part 2 above, together with an additional                             £200.00
    The fees indicated for the various heads of this Part include the cost of the Deed of Grant.
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PART 4 - MONUMENTS, GRAVESTONES, TABLETS And MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS
    For the right to erect or place on a standard grave space in respect of which the exclusive
    right of burial has been granted:
   Any standard monument, including vase, headstone or footstone,
   kerb stones or border stones enclosing a space not exceeding 7 feet by 3 feet,
   flat stone not exceeding 7 feet by 3 feet
   a tablet on any grave (All inclusive of any inscription thereon)                                             £100.00
    A tablet on a plot in Section A or M not exceeding 13 inches by 16 inches
    by 6 inches in height                                                                                         £50.00
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The plan referred to in this list is the plan of the ground sealed by the Narborough Parish Council on
18th April 1946 and deposited at the Office of the Clerk to the Parish Council at Narborough and
Littlethorpe Parish Centre, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire.

At a meeting of the Parish Council of Narborough held on 4th January 2011, the foregoing fees,
payments and sums payable under the Local Authorities’ Cemeteries Order 1977 (No. 204) are
hereby fixed and settled by the said Parish Council to come into effect on 5th January 2011

Mrs T. HEGGS, Clerk to the Council                Signed      Mrs A.V.CLARK, Chairman

                                      Signed                   T.J.RICHARDSON, Vice-Chairman
Other Charges adopted by the Parish Council
For upkeep of graves - per annum, payable in advance                                                             £25.00
VAT is chargeable on this item at the rate in force at time of invoicing

MRS T HEGGS, Clerk to the Council                                                  EFFECTIVE FROM 5th January 2011

M18/5.1.11

								
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