Crematorium

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Dear Chilterns Crematorium Joint Committee,

I have some questions regarding the Crematorium facility under the operations of this local authority:

Questions:

1. Cremations done per year at facility; 2012-to now.

2. What is maximum capacity or number of possible cremation that can be done per year.

3. Number of cremation machines at facility.

4. How many cremation machines are operational.

5. Number of machines with mercury abatement.

6. Revenue, expenses and profit from facility; last two reported financial years.

7. Average cost of cremation; current price.

8. Cost of a no-service (low cost) cremation; current price.

9. What is your average waiting time, if any - last available data.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Laycock

FOI Assistant CDC,

King George V House, King George V Road
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5AW
Email: [1][email address]
www.chiltern.gov.uk
 
 

CHILTERN AND SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCILS
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Date: 13/11/2017
e-mail:
For the attention of: Mr Laycock
Our Ref: FOI 16450
 
   
   
Dear Sir / Madam

Thank you for your email requesting information under the provisions of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which provides a ‘right of access’ to
recorded information.

This is to acknowledge receipt of your valid request. A guide to
information that is held is contained in the Chiltern District Council
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The Council will send you a response to your request in due course.

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CHILTERN AND SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCILS
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Date: 27/11/2017
e-mail:
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Our Ref: FOI 16450
 
   
   
Dear Sir / Madam

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to
answer your request without further clarification. The department dealing
with this requires further information in order to identify and locate the
information you have asked for.  Could you please clarify question 9?  Do
you mean how long on average do people wait between booking and having a
cremation or do you mean how long do people have to wait to get a time at
the crematorium for a cremation?

Once you have clarified your request, I will be able to begin to process
your request. If I do not receive clarification within three months your
request will be considered to have lapsed.

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Dear Chilterns Crematorium Joint Committee,

I have resent a reply - as I do not know if the last one went through.
To clarify your question on Q9 - an answer to both those questions that you want clarification would be great.

Thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Laycock

Dear Chilterns Crematorium Joint Committee,

Question 9 is requires you to provide the average waiting time for people using your facility have to wait.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Laycock

Chilterns Crematorium Joint Committee

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King George V House, King George V Road
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5AW
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CHILTERN AND SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCILS
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Date: 12/12/2017
e-mail:
For the attention of: Mr Laycock
Our Ref: FOI 16450
 
   
   
Dear Sir / Madam

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Further to our acknowledgement to your email requesting information under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we are providing you
with our response.

REQUEST

Dear Chilterns Crematorium Joint Committee, I have some questions
regarding the Crematorium facility under the operations of this local
authority: Questions: 1. Cremations done per year at facility; 2012-to
now. 2. What is maximum capacity or number of possible cremation that can
be done per year. 3. Number of cremation machines at facility. 4. How many
cremation machines are operational. 5. Number of machines with mercury
abatement. 6. Revenue, expenses and profit from facility; last two
reported financial years. 7. Average cost of cremation; current price. 8.
Cost of a no-service (low cost) cremation; current price. 9. What is your
average waiting time, if any - last available data.

RESPONSE
1. Cremations done per year at facility; 2012-to now
2012 - 3178
2013 - 3114
2014 - 3278
2015 - 3552
2016 - 3491

2. What is maximum capacity or number of possible cremation that can be
done per year.
In a normal week we provide service times for 109 cremations each week –
which equates to 5668 per year.  

3. Number of cremation machines at facility.
3

4. How many cremation machines are operational.
3 – but normally only use 2 at any one time

5. Number of machines with mercury abatement.
3

6. Revenue, expenses and profit from facility; last two reported financial
years.
This is available on the Chiltern District council website at the
following link http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/statementofac...

Expenditure over £500 is also available on the Crematorium website at the
following link
http://www.chilternscrematorium.co.uk/ar...

7. Average cost of cremation; current price.
£575.00

8. Cost of a no-service (low cost) cremation; current price.
£575.00

9. What is your average waiting time, if any - last available data.
On average people are waiting 19 days between the death and having a
service/cremation.  240 were held within 10 days and 394 were held after
28 days.
(Data year to end Nov 2017).

We do not have a waiting time - and subject to maintenance works (either
here or at other local crematoria) there are normally slots available on
every day.  Our booking diary is available to view by the public on our
website: https://isa.chiltern.gov.uk/Telebook/

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