PEOPLE in Royal Wootton Bassett will get to carry on burying their loved ones in the town's cemetery.

An investment of £60,000 was put into cemetery improvement works.

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council made this decision as there were less than 30 plots for interment of ashes available and one baby or child burial space left.

The project started on July 20 and took just over six weeks to complete.

It’s hoped there is now burial spaces for under 18s for the next decade.

And it includes new pathways to gain access to this newly developed section, also improved parking facilities with two disabled spaces, a larger turning area for hearses and five new additional parking spaces for cemetery visitors at the bottom end of Downs View.

To give family members a pleasant space to remember their loved ones, the newly developed area will be improved further to include soft landscaping of low hedges for privacy and furniture such as benches and a birdbath.

This project follows the decision to remove fees for burial of young children under 18.

Chair of the Amenities Committee, Cllr Sue Hughes said: “Families will have been through so much with their loss of their loved one by the time they reach us at Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council, we’d like to do as much as we can to show compassion and to support them.”