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.

Name Address Date of death Next of kin traced Referred to Government Legal Department (if applicable)
J Metz Banbury 11/04/2020 Yes No
S Childs Banbury 16/03/2020 No Yes
I Lavrinovics Bicester 10/01/2020 Yes No
L Pompan Banbury 09/10/2019 Yes No
P Falkner Adderbury 27/09/2019 Yes No
E Everson Bicester 30/08/2019 Yes No
W Schwarz Banbury 31/05/2019 No No
M Somodi Adderbury 25/05/2019 No No
J Flick Banbury 13/05/2019 No No
A Hamilton-Cleeve Banbury 26/04/2019 No No
J Johnson Bloxham 26/04/2019 Yes No
R MacTavish Launton 06/01/2019 No No
J Cashman Banbury 23/09/2018 Yes No
J Dunlop Bicester 08/12/2017 No No
F Stedman Banbury 14/11/2017 Yes No
R Young Banbury 13/09/2017 No No
D Reeves Bicester 12/05/2017 Yes No
W Little Banbury 02/04/2017 Yes No
P Lemon Banbury 08/09/2016 No No
J A Bishop Adderbury 08/04/2016 Yes No
S R Sirdefield Banbury 16/03/2016 Yes No
R P Tucker Bicester 29/09/2015 No No
D Walgate Banbury 17/09/2015 Yes No
V M Chatzidimitriou Banbury 21/12/2014 Yes No
H Carlton Banbury 23/08/2014 No No
S Young Banbury 20/05/2014 No No
A Gale Banbury 15/01/2014 Yes Mo
N Briggs Charlbury 19/11/2013 Yes No
M J Frapple Banbury 31/10/2013 Yes No
D W Litchfield Bicester 19/10/2013 Yes No
P Mackay No fixed abode 12/08/2013 Yes No

Funeral costs incurred

Cost of each funeral to the Council

Year Net cost to the Local Authority
2020-2021 £2,028.95
2020-2021 £0.00
2019-2020 £2,111.18
2019-2020 £142.95
2019-2020 £1,630.43
2019-2020 £1,221.89
2019-2020 £2,011.00
2019-2020 £2,379.51
2019-2020 £2,240.79
2019-2020 £2,273.08
2019-2020 £329.47
2018-2019 £0.00
2018-2019 £1,102.57
2017-2018 £2,000.00
2017-2018 £2,440.00
2017-2018 £2,000.00
2017-2018 £2,000.00
2017-2018 £2,000.00
2016-2017 £2,000.00
2016-2017 £79.08
2016-2017 £1,518.00
2015-2016 £1,294.00
2015-2016 £808.15
2014-2015 1,136.60
2014-2015 1,103.66
2014-2015 1,126.00
2013-2014 £783.80
2013-2014 £276.74
2013-2014 £1,510.68
2012-2013 £578.94
2012-2013 £1,439.00

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