Graham Hemmings

Dear Arun District Council,

Under the FOIA or EIR, I formally request the following information.

The total annual number of cremations and burials under the jurisdiction of Arun District Council inclusive from January 2019 to December 2023.

Please list these as monthly totals broken down by burial and cremation.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Hemmings

Infomanagement, Arun District Council

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Dear Mr Graham Hemmings,

Thank you for your information request received 24 May 2024.

 

We have handled your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Your request:

 

I formally request the following information.

 

The total annual number of cremations and burials under the jurisdiction
of Arun District Council inclusive from January 2019 to December 2023.

 

Please list these as monthly totals broken down by burial and cremation.

 

 

Our response:

 

Burials =

 

  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
           
Jan 21 17 16 14 27
Feb 22 23 24 30 20
Mar 28 21 26 25 33
Apr 26 16 23 17 24
May 21 16 29 24 27
Jun 20 13 33 19 24
Jul 29 18 23 28 25
Aug 17 26 28 17 24
Sep 20 33 26 14 18
Oct 17 15 26 17 20
Nov 18 15 23 17 20
Dec 16 27 20 19 11
           
TOTAL 255 240 297 241 273

 

 

Arun District Council only do burials (coffin or cremated remains) as we
do not have a crematorium.

 

Advice and Assistance: (If applicable only)

 

Any details from the Arun Crematorium will need to be requested from them
as they are in the Arun District Council district but privately owned and
operated.

 

 

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handled, you can ask us to review our response. If you want us to carry
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There is no charge for this service.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Management Officer

Arun District Council

 

 

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Graham Hemmings

Dear Infomanagement,

Thank you for the figures for burials. Could you also please supply the figures for cremations as per the original request.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Hemmings

Infomanagement, Arun District Council

Thank you for your email to Information Management. We acknowledge receipt
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closed, please telephone 01903 737500 for information about accessing our
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Dear Mr Graham Hemmings,

Thank you for your information request received 24 May 2024 and your reply
for further information on 30 May 2024.

 

For the purposes of completeness, I will provide both your original
request and our original response, followed by your further request and
our reply to this below.

 

We have handled your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Your original request:

 

I formally request the following information.

 

The total annual number of cremations and burials under the jurisdiction
of Arun District Council inclusive from January 2019 to December 2023.

 

Please list these as monthly totals broken down by burial and cremation.

 

 

Our original response:

 

Burials =

 

  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
           
Jan 21 17 16 14 27
Feb 22 23 24 30 20
Mar 28 21 26 25 33
Apr 26 16 23 17 24
May 21 16 29 24 27
Jun 20 13 33 19 24
Jul 29 18 23 28 25
Aug 17 26 28 17 24
Sep 20 33 26 14 18
Oct 17 15 26 17 20
Nov 18 15 23 17 20
Dec 16 27 20 19 11
           
TOTAL 255 240 297 241 273

 

 

Arun District Council only do burials (Coffin or cremated remains) as we
do not have a crematorium.

 

Advice and Assistance:

 

Any details from the Arun Crematorium will need to be requested from them
as they are in the Arun District Council district but privately owned and
operated.

 

Follow-on Request of 30 May:

Thank you for the figures for burials. Could you also please supply the
figures for cremations as per the original request.

 

Our response to follow-on request:

Arun District Council does not record/hold this information therefore the
information you have requested is not held for the purposes of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

 

Arun District Council do not own or operate any crematoriums within our
area. There is one crematorium within the Arun Area, Arun Crematorium,
which opened in 2023. They are privately owned and are not required to
provide us with figures of cremations undertaken, therefore we
unfortunately do not hold the information in response to your request.

 

Next steps:
 
If you are dissatisfied with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can ask us to review our response. If you want us to carry
out a review, please let us know by writing to
[1][Arun District Council request email] within 40 working days. Your internal
review will be handled by a different officer to the one who issued your
original response. We will aim to respond to your internal review request
within 20 working days though complex cases may take longer. In these
cases, we will write to notify you of any delay.

If you are still dissatisfied after our internal review, you can complain
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complaints to the ICO within six weeks of receiving the outcome of an
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website: [3]www.ico.org.uk/foicomplaints.

There is no charge for this service.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mervyn French (he/him)

Senior Information Management Officer, Information Management

 

T:  External: 01903 737500

E:  [4][Arun District Council request email]

 

Arun District Council, Civic Centre, Maltravers Rd

Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LF

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