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Crematoriam Info

Requested on
Wed 17th August, 2011
Reference
FOI 1424
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Crematoria

Q1. At present, what is the TOTAL crematorium charge (including use of chapel, waiting rooms and attendances, floral decoration, recorded or organ music, scattering/strewing of ashes, medical referee’s fee, and environmental surcharge) at each crematorium operated by the council?

Q2. Does the crematorium fee include an ‘environmental charge’ associated with the cost of mercury abatement, and if so, how much is this environmental charge?

Q3. What was the council’s total crematorium charge (as described in Q1):
(a) In April 2010
(b) In April 2009
(c) In April 2006

Q4: Has the council transferred any crematoria to private sector businesses and if so:
(a) Please identify the private operator.
(b) In what year did this take place?
(c) Has the council restricted the fees which the private operator may charge, and if so what is the restriction?

Cemeteries

Q5. How many cemeteries does the council own and operate?

Q6. How much does the council charge for an adult burial, to include an exclusive right of burial, for the minimum period of use, in a standard lawn grave, and including any interment fee?

Q7. What was the charge for the same provision of a grave as described in Q8:
(a) In April 2010
(b) In April 2009
(c) In April 2006

Q8. Are there any private sector cemeteries within the council’s boundaries and if so, please identify them and the company which operates them.

Q9. Has the council transferred any cemeteries to private sector businesses and if so:
(a) Please identify the private operator.
(b) In what year did this take place?
(c) Has the council restricted the fees which the private operator may charge, and if so what is the restriction?

Q10: Please indicate whether the council has had to restrict or cease burials in its cemeteries because of a lack of capacity and if so, what arrangements are there for burials?

Answer

Q1.  At present, what is the TOTAL crematorium charge (including use of chapel, waiting rooms and attendances, floral decoration, recorded or organ music, scattering/strewing of ashes, medical referee’s fee, and environmental surcharge) at each crematorium operated by the council? Unknown. Loughborough Crematorium is privately operated.

Q2. Does the crematorium fee include an ‘environmental charge’ associated with the cost of mercury abatement, and if so, how much is this environmental charge? Unknown. Loughborough Crematorium is privately operated.

Q3.   What was the council’s total crematorium charge (as described in Q1):
(a) In April 2010        Unknown.          Loughborough Crematorium is privately operated.
(b) In April 2009        Unknown.          Loughborough Crematorium is privately operated.
(c) In April 2006        Unknown.          Loughborough Crematorium is privately operated.

Q4:    Has the council transferred any crematoria to private sector businesses and if so:
(a)   Please identify the private operator. Dignity Funerals Ltd
(b)   In what year did this take place?  01/11/1993
(c)     Has the council restricted the fees which the private operator may charge, and if so what is the restriction? No restrictions.
Cemeteries

Q5.   How many cemeteries does the council own and operate? One

Q6.   How much does the council charge for an adult burial, to include an exclusive right of burial, for the minimum period of use, in a standard lawn grave, and including any interment fee? £722

Q7.  What was the charge for the same provision of a grave as described in Q6: 
(a) In April 2010 £722
(b) In April 2009 £675
(c) In April 2006 £603
 
Q8.  Are there any private sector cemeteries within the council’s boundaries and if so, please identify them and the company which operates them. Prestwold Natural Burial Ground, Prestwold Loughborough

Q9.    Has the council transferred any cemeteries to private sector businesses and if so: No
(a) Please identify the private operator. N/A
(b) In what year did this take place?   N/A
(c) Has the council restricted the fees which the private operator may charge, and if so what is the restriction? N/A

Q10:  Please indicate whether the council has had to restrict or cease burials in its cemeteries because of a lack of capacity and if so, what arrangements are there for burials?
No restriction or ceasing of burials

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