The Executive was informed that the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Frimley had written to the Council to establish whether it had any objection to the closure of the burial ground at the St Peter’s Churchyard. The Closure Order for St Peter’s Churchyard was being requested on the grounds that there was no proper space for new graves. Members discussed the request and, whilst no objection was raised to the closure of the graveyard for burials, it was agreed to ascertain whether the churchyard would continue to be open for the internment of ashes.
It was noted that the Council had assisted with graveyard maintenance cost at St Peter’s Church through a discretionary grant and it was agreed to make no change to this arrangement.
(i) subject to further clarification on the burial of ashes in the Churchyard, the Executive Head – Community be asked to report back to the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Frimley that the Council has no objection to the closure of the burial ground in the graveyard of St Peter’s Church, Frimley on the grounds that there is no proper space for new graves; and
(ii) the current discretionary grant scheme for the upkeep of the churchyard within the Council’s approved budget be continued.