FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

19 May 2021

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I am writing to request the following information regarding funerals arranged by the Council under Section 46 Public Health Act.

How many such funerals has the Council arranged since 15th March 2021?
In each case please disclose:
a) The name and last residential address of the deceased
b) The deceased’s dates of birth and death
c) Whether the deceased’s next of kin/family members have been traced
d) Whether the deceased’s estate has been referred to the Government Legal Department or elsewhere
Has the Council passed this information to any other individual or organisation (either formally through a FOI request or by other means)?
Does the Council work with any genealogist? If so, which?
Does the Council publish a list of Public Health Funerals it has arranged? If so:
a) Where is the list published (please provide web url if on-line)?
b) How often is the list updated?
c) When was the list last updated?
Who in the Council is responsible for the Council’s Public Health Funerals? Please advise us of their names and contact details.


 



East Herts Council Response

11 June 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

How many such funerals has the Council arranged since 15th March 2021?

2

In each case please disclose:

a) The name and last residential address of the deceased

See website - https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/environmental-health/public-burials

b) The deceased’s dates of birth and death

See website - https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/environmental-health/public-burials

c) Whether the deceased’s next of kin/family members have been traced

Yes, the deceased’s family was traced in both cases.

d) Whether the deceased’s estate has been referred to the Government Legal Department or elsewhere

Neither of the deceased’s estates have been referred to the Government Legal Department as of May 2021.

Has the Council passed this information to any other individual or organisation (either formally through a FOI request or by other means)?

See historic FOI requests on the Council’s website

Does the Council work with any genealogist? If so, which?

We are preparing a tendering exercise to appoint a genealogist.

Does the Council publish a list of Public Health Funerals it has arranged? If so:

a) Where is the list published (please provide web url if on-line)?

See website - https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/environmental-health/public-burials

b) How often is the list updated?

The public register is reviewed (and if necessary) updated on a monthly basis.

c) When was the list last updated?

May 2021.

Who in the Council is responsible for the Council’s Public Health Funerals? Please advise us of their names and contact details.

Environmental Health ([email protected])

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.