Decision details

Amendment to Cemetery Policy

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Customer and Streetscene Services)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Recommendations approved.


Reasons for recommendation(s):

1.    Changes to the wording of the policy will clarify for customers why the council needs to authorise memorial inscriptions and maintain standards.

2.    Allowing the council to exercise discretion, particularly in sensitive cases, will help to deal with complaints more effectively and allow a more considered, reasonable response on a case by case basis.


Alternative options considered and rejected:

Not to amend the policy would be a missed opportunity for clarification of an area which has evidently led to confusion for residents and could potentially lead to further complaints.

Publication date: 26/07/2021

Date of decision: 26/07/2021

Effective from: 03/08/2021

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