Decision details

Bereavement Service Manager's Report

Decision Maker: Chesterfield and District Joint Crematorium Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To inform the Committee of recent work and events at the Crematorium.

Decisions:

The Bereavement Services Manager submitted a report on matters relating to the operation of the Crematorium.  Information on cremations for the year, together with a comparison of income for 2015/16 and 2016/17 was provided.

 

The report informed the Committee that the additional Chapel Exit Installation had been completed and received positive feedback.  Mourners who have left the Chapel are safer, sheltered and better able to congregate after a service in a more private area.

 

In addition, the installation of a discreet traffic light system outside the Chapel had been completed.  This has also been well received by users and has eliminated services accidentally encroaching on one another around the Chapel area.

 

The report advised that the Annual Service of Remembrance that took place on 25 June 2017 was well attended.  Approximately 50 visitors took part in a tour of the Crematorium, and the service received upwards of 70 pieces of positive feedback.

 

The Commercial Services Manager reported that the responsibilities of the vacant Bereavement Services Manager post had been shared between two full-time Bereavement Services Officers.  The vacant post is planned to be reviewed in September/October 2017.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the report be noted.

 

REASON FOR DECISION –

 

To keep the Joint Committee informed of matters relating to the operation of the Crematorium.

 

 

Publication date: 18/09/2017

Date of decision: 18/09/2017

Decided at meeting: 18/09/2017 - Chesterfield and District Joint Crematorium Committee

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