Burials and Cremations in Bradford (2015-2023)

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Dear Bradford City Council,

On the 10th of June 2021, user name Tyrone Armatage on the WhatDoTheyKnow website had made the following FOI request :

Under the FOI act Please provide me with the numbers of burials and cremations that have taken place in Bradford in the years as set out below.
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

On the 22nd of June 2021 you had provided the following response:

Year. Cremation Burials
2015  3045  1265
2016  3094 1214
2017  2986 1229
2018  3103 1199
2019  2886 1219
2020  3174 1474
 
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My FOI request is a revision and update to this request. I would like you to revise the previous yearly figures around the month of March as an yearly index, given the Covid 19 outbreak took place in this month.

Q1. For each year starting in the month of March please can you provide the number of cremations and burrials for each of the years in the range of 1st of March 2015 until 1st of March 2023.

The figures previously provided may need adjusting to the index month of March, and new figures need to be provided for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023

Yours faithfully,

Mr Hussain

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Dear Mr Hussain

I refer to your request 10^th June 2023 under the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), asking to supply the following
information as below:

I would like you to revise the previous yearly figures around the month of
March as an yearly index, given the Covid 19 outbreak took place in this
month.

Q1. For each year starting in the month of March please can you provide
the number of cremations and burrials for each of the years in the range
of 1st of March 2015 until 1st of March 2023.

The figures previously provided may need adjusting to the index month of
March, and new figures need to be provided for the years 2021, 2022 and
2023

 

Requests for information are generally governed by the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).  The information you have requested is
environmental and it is therefore exempt from the provisions of the FOIA
s.39(1). We have therefore considered your request 10157 under the
provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

 

The Council’s response is set out below:

    

March 2015 to: Cremations Burials
2016 3028 1221
2017 3071 1263
2018 3057 1213
2019 3058 1200
2020 2896 1205
2021 3046 1562
2022 2518 1526
2023 3243 1362

 

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From: Mr Hussain <[6][FOI #989329 email]>

To: Freedom of Information <[7][email address]>

Date: 10/06/2023 04:37:10

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Burials and Cremations in
Bradford (2015-2023)

 

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Dear Bradford City Council,

 

On the 10th of June 2021, user name Tyrone Armatage on the WhatDoTheyKnow
website had made the following FOI request :

 

Under the FOI act Please provide me with the numbers of burials and
cremations that have taken place in Bradford in the years as set out
below.

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

 

On the 22nd of June 2021 you had provided the following response:

 

Year.    Cremation     Burials

2015    3045            1265

2016    3094            1214

2017    2986            1229

2018    3103            1199

2019    2886            1219

2020    3174            1474

 

Reference :

[8]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

 

My FOI request is a revision and update to this request. I would like you
to revise the previous yearly figures around the month of March as an
yearly index, given the Covid 19 outbreak took place in this month.

 

Q1. For each year starting in the month of March please can you provide
the number of cremations and burrials for each of the years in the range
of 1st of March 2015 until 1st of March 2023.

 

The figures previously provided may need adjusting to the index month of
March, and new figures need to be provided for the years 2021, 2022 and
2023

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr Hussain

 

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Dear Sport & Culture SARs and FOIs, Bradford Council

Please can you recheck and confirm that the figure for the year 2022 of cremations was 2518, as this figure seems anomalously low and I wanted to ensure it is not a mistake or an error on your part

Yours sincerely,

Mr Hussain

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Dear Mr Hussain

 

Thank you for your email dated 5^th July 2023 requesting a review of the
decision made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I have considered the information presented to me and can confirm the
2022 figure is correct. Please note one of the district’s crematoriums was
closed for a scheduled major refurbishment during this period.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

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Tel: 01274 437053 ● [mobile number]

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Department of Place

 

 

 

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