Report of the Director of Open Spaces.
The Committee considered the report of the Director of Open Spaces Department. The report sets out the fees and charges for the services provided at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium which are re-evaluated every year. The report presented to the Members looks at the proposals for 2020/21. It also sets out the marketing activities which have been undertaken in 2019 and outlines those for 2020.
A Member asked that some families find it hard to fund the funerals for their loved ones. Are there any grants that the City makes available for such families. The Committee was informed that Central Government provides a number of funds for hardship but the City has no such funds, in the event the City is contacted for such funds for burials, officers are trained to direct residents to services where they can access the grants.
RESOLVED – Members:
· agreed the fees and charges as set out in this report and shown in the
Appendix for implementation with effect from 1 April 2020; and
· noted the marketing activities undertaken in 2019 and those planned for
2020 for the Cemetery and Crematorium service.