Public health funerals

FOI: public health funeral requests

Freedom of Information (FOI)

We receive Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from companies and individuals offering to trace the next of kin of persons being buried under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984.

In response to the number of FOI requests on this subject we make public all such cases we become involved with, some of which refers to the Government Legal Department. In this way you should be able to find the information you want without making an FOI request.

Details of deceased

The information below is all of the information that we hold in relation to Public Health funerals. Please note that we are not the only public body that refers estates to the Government Legal Department for the district of Cherwell.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 addresses have been redacted or withheld under the following exemption:
Section 31(1)(a) - law enforcement (prevention and detection of crime). The Council will not disclose address details where they relate to deceased's empty properties as the property is likely to be unoccupied and might still contain the deceased's personal papers and effects. The Council does not believe it to be in the public interest to disclose information relating to empty properties prior to a full and thorough securing of the assets of the estate as undertaken by the Government Legal Department.

Date of death
Net cost to
Next of
kin traced
Referred to Gov
Legal Dept
W Mitchell Banbury 18/02/2024 £2,663.85 No Tbc
M Mumford Banbury 27/10/2023 £1,121.90 Yes No
D Walker Banbury 04/01/2024 £0.00 No Yes
W Sokolwski Bicester 02/01/2024 £1,423.53 Yes No
B Sanders Banbury 15/05/2023 £2,287.11 Yes No
G Shercliff Bletchingdon 09/12/2023 £0.00 Yes No
W Walgate Kidlington 30/09/2023 £2,481.74 Yes No
H Purcell Deddington 29/06/2023 £0.00 Yes No
R Voronin Yarnton 01/10/2022 £0.00 Yes No
L Hall Bicester 21/04/2023 £0.00 No Yes
A Smith Bicester 03/03/2023 £0.00 Yes No
D Bird Banbury 30/12/2022 £0.00 Yes No
P Campbell Bicester 03/12/2022 £0.00 Yes Yes
J O'Sullivan Banbury 27/11/2022 £0.00 Yes No
G Twyman Kidlington 20/10/2022 £2337.84 Yes No
T Rogers Bicester 01/09/2022 £0.00 Yes No
P Austin Banbury 04/12/2021 £2,530.30 Yes No
E Hoare Hook Norton 28/09/2021 £2,619.84 Yes No
G Trask Bicester 01/09/2021 £2,202.38 Yes No
D Barrett Banbury 22/08/2021 £0.00 Yes No
T Storm Bicester 26/04/2021  £0.00 Yes No
D Fletcher Banbury 16/03/2021 £0.00 No Yes
B Troy Banbury 27/11/2020 £2,374.54 Yes No
L Ward Banbury 09/11/2020 £0.00 No Yes
J Metz Banbury 11/04/2020 £0.00 Yes No
S Childs Banbury 16/03/2020 £0.00 No Yes
I Lavrinovics Bicester 10/01/2020 £2,111.18 Yes No
L Pompan Banbury 09/10/2019 £142.95 Yes No
P Falkner Adderbury 27/09/2019 £1,630.43 Yes No
E Everson Bicester 30/08/2019 £1,221.89 Yes No
W Schwarz Banbury 31/05/2019 £2,011.00 No No
M Somodi Adderbury 25/05/2019 £2,379.51 No No
J Flick Banbury 13/05/2019 £2,240.79 No No
A Hamilton-Cleeve Banbury 26/04/2019 £2,273.08 No No
J Johnson Bloxham 26/04/2019 £329.47 Yes No
R MacTavish Launton 06/01/2019 £1,324.64 No No
J Cashman Banbury 23/09/2018 £0.00 Yes No
J Dunlop Bicester 08/12/2017 £1,102.57 No No
F Stedman Banbury 14/11/2017 £2,000.00 Yes No
R Young Banbury 13/09/2017 £2,440.00 No No
D Reeves Bicester 12/05/2017 £2,000.00 Yes No

Based on current figures – not all monies owing may have been recovered for current or previous financial years.