Guide to burial and memorial forms
- Application for a memorial or additional inscription permit (.doc)
This application form is for a permit to carry out memorial works in the cemetery
- Bench and bench plaque application form (.doc)
- Bronze memorial plaque application form (.doc)
This application form is to enable a bronze plaque to be put in either the garden of remembrance or under a tree where an interment of cremated remains has taken place.
- Exclusive right of burial indemnity form (.doc)
This indemnity form must be submitted where a burial is to take place and the Deed of Grant cannot be produced.
- Granite plaque application form (.doc)
- Lawn cemetery form (.doc)
Details the conditions of a lawn cemetery burial. Bishops Cleeve Cemetery and a section of Tewkesbury Cemetery are lawn style cemeteries.
- Notice of interment form (.doc)
A notice of interment to carry out burials in the cemetery.
- Notice of interment of cremated remains form (.doc)
A notice of interment to enable cremated remains to be interred or scattered in the garden of remembrance, a grave plot, or under a tree (subject to availability).
Public health funerals
Where no suitable funeral arrangements have been made, or are being made, for a deceased person who has died in the Borough, Tewkesbury Borough Council has a duty to make necessary arrangements.
In response to Freedom of Information requests on this subject, this page fulfils obligations under section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Information intended for future publication).
The Council is entitled to collect any and all sums of money due to or belonging to the deceased and to sell any belongings in order to help offset the costs of the funeral and expenses. If, the remaining estate is over £500, there are no other bills outstanding and no known next of kin, the Council refers the remaining estate to the Treasury Solicitor. If next-of-kin are traced, we would not deal with the case and would not refer to the Treasury Solicitor.
The Bona Vacantia department of the Treasury Solicitors office administer the estates of persons who die intestate without known kin and collect the assets of dissolved companies and failed trusts.
Treasury Solicitor referrals (unresolved, referred to treasury solicitor: no):
- R Rhodes – post code area: GL52 – date of death: 20/10/2011
- S Paterson – post code area: GL20 – date of death: 28/12/2012
- A Vaughan – post code area: GL52 – date of death: 04/01/2013
- D Brown – post code area: GL52 – date of death: 04/01/2013
- R Holmes – post code area: GL54 – date of death: 13/03/2013
- M Cotton – post code area: GL3 – date of death: 16/03/2013
- D Melia – post code area: GL19 – date of death: 24/12/2013
- C Hill – post code area: GL20 – date of death: 28/07/2014
- R Howells – post code area: GL20 – date of death: 11/12/2014
- S Price – post code area: GL20 – date of death: 01/01/2015
- M Davies – post code area: GL20 – date of death: 14/01/2016
- T Matthews – post code area: GL3 – date of death: 14/02/2016
- L Grey – post code area: GL3 – date of death: 29/06/2016
Treasury Solicitor referrals (unresolved, referred to treasury solicitor: yes):
- M Aston – post code area: GL52 – date of death: 04/09/2013
The above information is updated as and when necessary.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 names and addresses may have been redacted or withheld under the following two exemptions:
Section 21 – Information accessible to applicant by other means.
Although the Council holds some of the information, it does not accept that it holds the information in its own right, but on behalf of the Government Legal Department. Some details of the estate of those persons who have died have been passed onto the Government Legal Department can be accessed via the Government Legal Department or Bona-Vacantia websites.
Section 31(1)(a) – law enforcement (prevention and detection of crime).
The Council will not disclose address details into the public domain where they relate to deceased’s properties as it is likely to be unoccupied and might still contain the deceased’s personal papers and effects. It is not in the public interest to disclose information relating to empty properties prior to a full and thorough securing of the assets of the estate as undertaken by Treasury Solicitors. Additionally, giving out the names of the deceased taken with other information easily available i.e. the electoral roll, telephone directory entry, internet searches etc. would make identifying properties easy.