Public health funerals

Freedom of information requests about public health funerals

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
T Storm Bicester 26/04/2021  £2,260.08 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 £322.35 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
W Little Banbury 02/04/2017 £2,000.00 Yes No
P Lemon Banbury 08/09/2016 £2,000.00 No No
J A Bishop Adderbury 08/04/2016 £2,000.00 Yes No
S R Sirdefield Banbury 16/03/2016 £79.08 Yes No
R P Tucker Bicester 29/09/2015 £1,518.00 No No
D Walgate Banbury 17/09/2015 £1,294.00 Yes No
V M Chatzidimitriou Banbury 21/12/2014 £808.15 Yes No
H Carlton Banbury 23/08/2014 £1,136.60 No No

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