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Public Health Funerals

Requested on
Fri 27th September, 2013
Reference
FOI 3407
Resolution
Information provided

Question

What arrangements take place when a death occurs of someone who lives within the council area and there are no funeral arrangements made by family?

Does the council take on the role for arranging a funeral?
If the council is unable to locate the family, who would normally attend the funeral?
Are these people paid to attend the funeral?

What are the factors for deciding whether the funeral should be a cremation or burial?
Are there any other types of funerals provided by the council?

If the funeral is a cremation, what is the name of the cremation centre that is used by the council?
If the funeral is a burial, what is the name of cemetery that is used by the council?

Are the funeral costs inclusive of the costs of the people attending the funeral?


For the funerals that the council have dealt with since the beginning of the year 2013:
Was the funeral a cremation, burial or other? (please specify if other)
What information is collated to decide what type of funeral needs to be take place?
Who attended the funeral?
Did family members attend the funeral?
How much did the funeral cost?
How long did it take to arrange the funeral from the time of death?
Between the time of death and time of funeral where is the body of the deceased kept? Give name of person in charge and/or address of location.
Does it charge the council to keep the body of the deceased in between the time of death and time of funeral? How much did it cost? Are these costs included in 'funeral costs'?
What is the maximum length of time that the body can be kept elsewhere while funeral arrangements are being made?
What is the name of the deceased?
What is the date of death and date of birth of the deceased?
What is the residential address?
Has the information been sent to other governing bodies?
What is the name of the governing body/bodies?
Has the information been sent to Treasury Solicitor, Duchy, Queen's & Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, National Ultimus Haeres Unit (or the equivalent of)?

Answer

What arrangements take place when a death occurs of someone who lives within the council area and there are no funeral arrangements made by family? Once the council is notified of a death where no next of kin can be found, the council will arrange a funeral.
The council may also consider arranging a funeral where the deceased next of kin cannot or will not pay for a funeral

Does the council take on the role for arranging a funeral? Yes
If the council is unable to locate the family, who would normally attend the funeral? No information held
Are these people paid to attend the funeral? No

What are the factors for deciding whether the funeral should be a cremation or burial? Public Health funerals are carried out as burials unless instructions specify otherwise in deceased’s will, or for religious reasons
Are there any other types of funerals provided by the council? No information held

If the funeral is a cremation, what is the name of the cremation centre that is used by the council? Loughborough Crematorium
If the funeral is a burial, what is the name of cemetery that is used by the council? Loughborough Cemetery

Are the funeral costs inclusive of the costs of the people attending the funeral? No, just the cost of the funeral


For the funerals that the council have dealt with since the beginning of the year 2013: 2
Was the funeral a cremation, burial or other? (please specify if other) Cremation
What information is collated to decide what type of funeral needs to be take place? See question 4
Who attended the funeral? Information not recorded
Did family members attend the funeral? Information not recorded
How much did the funeral cost? £1373
How long did it take to arrange the funeral from the time of death? 1 week
Between the time of death and time of funeral where is the body of the deceased kept? Give name of person in charge and/or address of location. Coop Funeral services Loughborough
Does it charge the council to keep the body of the deceased in between the time of death and time of funeral? How much did it cost? Are these costs included in 'funeral costs'? No
What is the maximum length of time that the body can be kept elsewhere while funeral arrangements are being made? No information held
What is the name of the deceased? Peter Mann
What is the date of death and date of birth of the deceased? DOD –2/5/2013 DOB – 31/3/1947
What is the residential address? Ronald West Court Loughborough
Has the information been sent to other governing bodies? No
What is the name of the governing body/bodies? N/A
Has the information been sent to Treasury Solicitor, Duchy, Queen's & Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, National Ultimus Haeres Unit (or the equivalent of)? " No
What is the name of the deceased? Reginald Oram Morris
What is the date of death and date of birth of the deceased? DOD –23/8/2013 DOB – 23/12/29
What is the residential address? 36 Linden Road,Loughborough
Has the information been sent to other governing bodies? No
What is the name of the governing body/bodies? N/A
Has the information been sent to Treasury Solicitor, Duchy, Queen's & Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, National Ultimus Haeres Unit (or the equivalent of)? No

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