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 2020/21 was provided in Section 2 of the officer’s report. It was noted that there was a 17% increase from the previous year on cremations taking place in the period from April to March.
Section three of the report included a request to extend the contract of the seasonal gardener with a plan to further upskill him as a Cremator Technician. This would increase the resilience of the service in preparation for any potential COVID-19 variants or other pressures.
1. That the report be noted and approval given to extend the
Seasonal Gardener Position over Winter 2021/22.
REASONS FOR DECISION –
1. To keep Members informed on the day to day operation of the Crematorium.
To develop the Crematorium Staff and provide further
resilience over the Winter 21/22