Decision details

Bereavement Services Manager's Report

Decision Maker: Chesterfield and District Joint Crematorium Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Assistant Director – Commercial Services presented a report on matters relating to the operation of the Crematorium.  Information on cremations carried out during 2017/18, together with comparisons and trends from previous years was provided.


The report informed the Committee that the cremators are now in their seventh year, and that discussions had taken place to determine different potential future options for the repair and maintenance of the Cremators.


Members were made aware of two notable absences of sickness leave within the service.  In order to provide cover and support over the traditionally busy winter period, the contract of the Seasonal Gardener had been amended and the position of a Bereavement Services Assistant (Clerical) post had been advertised.


It was planned for the Bereavement Services Assistant (Clerical) to provide administrative and clerical support to the service, as well as to commence the entry of the remaining cremation register records onto the digital BACAS Administrative System.


The report advised that estimated quotes of approximately £16,500 had been received for the block paving around the additional chapel exit.  The report also detailed the different improvement projects ongoing at the Crematorium.


It was noted that the Crematorium had submitted an entry into the Green Flag Award for 2018.




1.   That the report be noted.


2.   That approval be given for expenditure of £16,500 for completing the additional chapel exit by means of block paving around the structure.




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



Publication date: 18/12/2017

Date of decision: 18/12/2017

Decided at meeting: 18/12/2017 - Chesterfield and District Joint Crematorium Committee

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