Decision details

Bereavement Services Manager's Report

Decision Maker: Chesterfield and District Joint Crematorium Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Bereavement Services Manager submitted a report on matters relating to the operation of the Crematorium.


Information on cremation totals, comparisons with national and regional data, and geographical information on which areas funerals had been received from in 2018/19 was provided in Section 2 of the officer’s report.


The report also provided an update on the progress of Management Plan Projects and advised the Committee of reline work to Cremators 2 and 3, scheduled for completion during the traditionally quieter months, ensuring that cremation services continued without disruption.


The report also sought approval to extend the fixed term clerical position to November 2019, enabling the completion of the project to computerise paper cremation records which would allow administrative staff to deal more efficiently with enquiries and reduce the risk of loss or damage to records.


The Committee thanked all staff involved in the operation and presentation of the Crematorium and its grounds, and sent their best wishes to the Bereavement Services Officer.




1.   That the report be noted.


2.   That the alterations to the fixed term contract of the Clerical Assistant post be approved.




1.   To ensure Members are informed of matters relating to the management of the Crematorium.


2.   To ensure the back entry of cremation records is completed within the financial year.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Ross Fawbert Email:

Report author: Ross Fawbert

Publication date: 24/05/2019

Date of decision: 23/05/2019

Decided at meeting: 23/05/2019 - Chesterfield and District Joint Crematorium Committee

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