Burial Related Fees

Waiting for an internal review by Copeland Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Mr Walker

Please would you be able to answer the following:

1. What is the number of burials & interments which took place in Mirehouse Cemetary (Meadow Road) since July 29th 2006 (yearly breakdown please)

2. What are the number of burials & interments which took place in Copeland since July 29th 2006 (yearly breakdown please)

3. What is the total income from these burials & interments which took place in Mirehouse Cemetery (Meadow Road) since July 29th 2006 (yearly breakdown please)

4. What is the total income from these burials & interments which took place in Copeland since July 29th 2006 (yearly breakdown please)

5. What is the cost of a burial - breakdown of all 'scope' of works including (administration, grounds staff, excavation, preparation and back filling of grave, statutory burial registration, ongoing grounds maintenance, headstone removal & retrieval, deed change and legal fees)

6. What is the cost of a interments - breakdown of all 'scope' of works including (administration, grounds staff, excavation, preparation and back filling of grave, statutory burial registration, ongoing grounds maintenance, headstone removal & retrieval, deed change and legal fees)

Please would you be able to show VAT where applicable

Best Wishes

Jayne Lainé

Info, Copeland Borough Council

Thank you for your email,

Your enquiry has been forwarded onto the Freedom of information officer who will contact you in due course if appropriate.

Regards

Copeland Direct

Customer Services Officer
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 598300
Email: [Copeland Borough Council request email]
Website: www.copeland.gov.uk
Copeland Borough Council, Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7JG.
Tel:01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.uk, [Copeland Borough Council request email]

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Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

Dear Ms Laine,

I acknowledge receipt of your Request for Information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request is being considered and you will receive any recorded information held by Copeland Borough Council within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 01625 545700
https://ico.org.uk/

Yours sincerely

Cliff Walker
Information Management Officer
Democratic Services
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 59 8529
Email: [email address]

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.uk, [Copeland Borough Council request email]

Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

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Dear Clifford Walker,

Thank you for your speedy response.

Yours sincerely,

jayne laine

Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear Ms Laine,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding Burial Related Fees

 

I can advise that the information requested is as follows:

 

1. What is the number of burials & interments which took place in
Mirehouse Cemetery (Meadow Road) since July 29th 2006 (yearly breakdown
please)

 

2. What are the number of burials & interments  which took place in
Copeland since July 29th 2006 (yearly breakdown please)

 

  Whitehaven Hensingham Beckermet Netherwasdale Millom Totals for
Cemetery Cemetery St. Johns Cemetery Cemetery Copeland
Cemetery Borough
Council
From 28 4 - 2 - 0 - 7 - 41 -
29.7.06 -Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments

13 - 2 - 0 - 1 - Interment 3 - 19 -
Interment Interment Interment of ashes Interment Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2007 78 - 16 - 5 - 1 - 29 - 129 -
Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments

33 - 2 - 1 - 0 - Interment 4 - 41 -
Interment Interment Interment of ashes Interment Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2008 73 - 7 - 3 - 0 - 16 - 99 -
Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments

38 - 2 - 1 - 0 -Interment 2 - 43 -
Interment Interment Interment of ashes Interment Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2009 67 - 10 - 4 - 1 - 18 - 100 -
Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments

44 - 3 - 1 0 - Interment 0 48 -
Interment Interment -Interment of ashes -Interment Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2010 64 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 20 - 95 -
Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments

37 - 2 1 - 0 - Interment 2 - 42 -
Interment -Interment Interment of ashes Interment Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2011 65 - 9 - 4 - 0 - 25 - 103 -
Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments

30 - 1 - 0 1 - Interment 6 - 38
Interment Interment -Interment of ashes Interment -Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2012 71 - 9 - 2 - 0 -Interments 27 109
Interments Interments Interments -Interments -Interments
0 -Interment
27 - 3 - 3 of ashes 2 35
Interment Interment -Interment -Interment -Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2013 68 14 - 9 2 -Interments 19 112
-Interments Interments -Interments -Interments -Interments
0 -Interment
31 5 - 3 of ashes 2 41
-Interment Interment -Interment -Interment -Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2014 56 6 - 6 1 -Interments 20 89
-Interments Interments -Interments -Interments -Interments
0 -Interment
23 7 - 2 of ashes 5 37
-Interment Interment -Interment -Interment -Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2015 50 12 - 4 1 -Interments 26 93
-Interments Interments -Interments -Interments -Interments
0 -Interment
30 0 - 0 of ashes 6 36
-Interment Interment -Interment -Interment -Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
1.1.16  29 8 - 1 0 -Interments 2 40
to -Interments Interments -Interments -Interments -Interments
10.8.16 0 -Interment
16 1 - 1 of ashes 1 19
-Interment Interment -Interment -Interment -Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes

 

 

3. What is the total income from these burials & interments  which took
place in Mirehouse Cemetery (Meadow Road) since July 29th 2006 (yearly
breakdown please)

 

From 29.7.2006 - £11,856

2007 - £35,073

2008 - £35,531

2009 - £36,234

2010 - £34,796

2011 - £37,718.50

2012 - £44.833.50

2013 - £54,877

2014 - £48,651

2015 - £ 43,158

2016 To date - £25,087

 

 

4. What is the total income from these burials & interments  which took
place in Copeland since July 29th 2006 (yearly breakdown please)

 

5. What is the cost of a burial - breakdown of all 'scope' of works
including (administration, grounds staff, excavation, preparation and back
filling of grave, statutory burial registration, ongoing grounds
maintenance, headstone removal & retrieval, deed change and legal fees)

 

6. What is the cost of a interments - breakdown of all 'scope' of works
including (administration, grounds staff, excavation, preparation and back
filling of grave, statutory burial registration, ongoing grounds
maintenance, headstone removal & retrieval, deed change and legal fees)

 

I hope this is the information you require, but do not hesitate to contact
me if you wish to clarify anything further.

 

The Council makes every effort to make sure that the services it provides
are as efficient and effective as possible, and this includes any requests
under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

If you believe that your request has not been dealt with satisfactorily
you should follow the Council’s complaints procedure.

 

If you have followed the complaints procedure and are still not happy with
how your request has been dealt with you may also contact the:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Enquiry/Information Line: 01625 545 745

For more information: [1]https://ico.org.uk/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Cliff Walker

Information Management Officer

Democratic Services

Copeland Borough Council

 

Tel: 01946 59 8529

Email: [2][email address]

 

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street,
Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303.
[3]www.copeland.gov.uk, [4][Copeland Borough Council request email]

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Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear Ms Laine,

 

Just for your information I have rather prematurely forwarded a partial
response to your FOI request as detailed above. I hope to be in a position
to complete the request (Q’s 4-6) later this week.

 

Apologies for any confusion caused.

 

Regards,

 

Cliff Walker

Information Management Officer

Democratic Services

Copeland Borough Council

 

Tel: 01946 59 8529

Email: [1][email address]

 

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street,
Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303.
[2]www.copeland.gov.uk, [3][Copeland Borough Council request email]

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jayne laine left an annotation ()

Thank you Cliff- most appreciated

Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear Ms Laine,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding Burial Related Fees

 

I can advise that the information requested is as follows:

 

1. What is the number of burials & interments which took place in
Mirehouse Cemetery (Meadow Road) since July 29th 2006 (yearly breakdown
please)

 

2. What are the number of burials & interments  which took place in
Copeland since July 29th 2006 (yearly breakdown please)

 

  Whitehaven Hensingham Beckermet Netherwasdale Millom Totals for
Cemetery Cemetery St. Johns Cemetery Cemetery Copeland
Cemetery Borough
Council
From 28 4 - 2 - 0 - 7 - 41 -
29.7.06 -Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments

13 - 2 - 0 - 1 - Interment 3 - 19 -
Interment Interment Interment of ashes Interment Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2007 78 - 16 - 5 - 1 - 29 - 129 -
Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments

33 - 2 - 1 - 0 - Interment 4 - 41 -
Interment Interment Interment of ashes Interment Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2008 73 - 7 - 3 - 0 - 16 - 99 -
Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments

38 - 2 - 1 - 0 -Interment 2 - 43 -
Interment Interment Interment of ashes Interment Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2009 67 - 10 - 4 - 1 - 18 - 100 -
Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments

44 - 3 - 1 0 - Interment 0 48 -
Interment Interment -Interment of ashes -Interment Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2010 64 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 20 - 95 -
Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments

37 - 2 1 - 0 - Interment 2 - 42 -
Interment -Interment Interment of ashes Interment Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2011 65 - 9 - 4 - 0 - 25 - 103 -
Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments Interments

30 - 1 - 0 1 - Interment 6 - 38
Interment Interment -Interment of ashes Interment -Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2012 71 - 9 - 2 - 0 -Interments 27 109
Interments Interments Interments -Interments -Interments
0 -Interment
27 - 3 - 3 of ashes 2 35
Interment Interment -Interment -Interment -Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2013 68 14 - 9 2 -Interments 19 112
-Interments Interments -Interments -Interments -Interments
0 -Interment
31 5 - 3 of ashes 2 41
-Interment Interment -Interment -Interment -Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2014 56 6 - 6 1 -Interments 20 89
-Interments Interments -Interments -Interments -Interments
0 -Interment
23 7 - 2 of ashes 5 37
-Interment Interment -Interment -Interment -Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
2015 50 12 - 4 1 -Interments 26 93
-Interments Interments -Interments -Interments -Interments
0 -Interment
30 0 - 0 of ashes 6 36
-Interment Interment -Interment -Interment -Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes
1.1.16  29 8 - 1 0 -Interments 2 40
to -Interments Interments -Interments -Interments -Interments
10.8.16 0 -Interment
16 1 - 1 of ashes 1 19
-Interment Interment -Interment -Interment -Interment
of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes of ashes

 

 

As a footnote, as far as Copeland is concerned we do not differentiate
between a burial and an interment.

 

3. What is the total income from these burials & interments  which took
place in Mirehouse Cemetery (Meadow Road) since July 29th 2006 (yearly
breakdown please)

 

From 29.7.2006 - £11,856

2007 - £35,073

2008 - £35,531

2009 - £36,234

2010 -
£34,796                                                                                            

2011 - £37,718.50

2012 - £44.833.50

2013 - £54,877

2014 - £48,651

2015 - £ 43,158

2016 To date - £25,087

 

 

4. What is the total income from these burials & interments  which took
place in Copeland since July 29th 2006 (yearly breakdown please)

 

Details contained within above attached document.

 

5. What is the cost of a burial - breakdown of all 'scope' of works
including (administration, grounds staff, excavation, preparation and back
filling of grave, statutory burial registration, ongoing grounds
maintenance, headstone removal & retrieval, deed change and legal fees)

 

Following a search of our paper and electronic records I have established
that the information you requested is not held by the Council in the
detail outlined. If you are able narrow the scope of your request the
Council may be able to provide the information although I cannot guarantee
that this will be the case. Any reformulated request I receive will be
treated as a fresh FOI request.

6. What is the cost of a interments - breakdown of all 'scope' of works
including (administration, grounds staff, excavation, preparation and back
filling of grave, statutory burial registration, ongoing grounds
maintenance, headstone removal & retrieval, deed change and legal fees)

 

Following a search of our paper and electronic records I have established
that the information you requested is not held by the Council in the
detail outlined. Again if you narrow the scope of your request the Council
may be able to provide the information although I cannot guarantee that
this will be the case. Any reformulated request I receive will be treated
as a fresh FOI request.

 

I hope this is the information you require, but do not hesitate to contact
me if you wish to clarify anything further.

 

The Council makes every effort to make sure that the services it provides
are as efficient and effective as possible, and this includes any requests
under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

If you believe that your request has not been dealt with satisfactorily
you should follow the Council’s complaints procedure.

 

If you have followed the complaints procedure and are still not happy with
how your request has been dealt with you may also contact the:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Enquiry/Information Line: 01625 545 745

For more information: [1]https://ico.org.uk/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Cliff Walker

Information Management Officer

Democratic Services

Copeland Borough Council

 

Tel: 01946 59 8529

Email: [2][email address]

 

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street,
Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303.
[3]www.copeland.gov.uk, [4][Copeland Borough Council request email]

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Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

 

 

 

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jayne laine left an annotation ()

Thank you Cliff for the information.

Questions 5 and 6 remain unchanged - I just require a breakdown of costs for a burial / interment as shown in brackets. No need for it to be treated as a fresh FOI.

I have residents asking me this question and need to clarify with them what their money was spent on for a funeral they paid for.

Thank you

Jayne

Dear Clifford Walker,

I'm still waiting for some questions to be answered.

Yours sincerely,

jayne laine

Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

Dear Ms Laine,

As previous, I await instructions for response wording and will reply as soon as I am able.

Regards,

Cliff Walker
Information Management Officer
Telephone: 01946 598529

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre
Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ

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Dear Clifford Walker,

Please can you tell me who the legal services manager is that I may get a response from.

Yours sincerely,

jayne laine

Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

Mr Clinton Boyce - [email address]

Cliff Walker
Information Management Officer
Telephone: 01946 598529

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre
Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ

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Dear Clifford Walker,

Thank you very much - I look forward to hearing from him.

Yours sincerely,

jayne laine

Dear Copeland Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Copeland Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Burial Related Fees'.

This has taken such a long time and so unfortunately I am having to request an internal review.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

jayne laine

Info, Copeland Borough Council

Dear Ms Laine

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request. Your request for information has been forwarded on to our Freedom of Information Officer, who will respond to your request as soon as possible, and not later than 20 days after receiving your request

Yours sincerely,
Customer Services Officer

Tel: 01946 598300
Email: [Copeland Borough Council request email]
Website: www.copeland.gov.uk
Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 0845 054 8600. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.uk, [Copeland Borough Council request email]

Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

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Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

Dear Ms Laine,

Thank you for contacting Copeland Borough Council with your request for an Internal Review.

This has been assigned to a caseworker. We will aim to send you a full response by 18 November 2016 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,

Cliff Walker
Information Management Officer
Democratic Services
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 59 8529
Email: [email address]

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.uk, [Copeland Borough Council request email]

Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

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Dear Clifford Walker,

It's getting a bit strained now!!!!@who is the caseworker this time? Answers on a postcard?

Is this becoming a farse or is cbc going to answer it's electorate for a change? How can this question be so difficult??????????

Yours sincerely,

jayne laine