Lewisham Crematorium

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Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

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, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mr Laycock,

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

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Many thanks and kind regards

Anthony McKay
Corporate Complaints, Casework and Information Governance Team

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Dear Foi, Customer,

My name is A Laycock

Thanks

Yours sincerely,

Mr Laycock

Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mr Laycock,

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Reference No: 424944

Thank you for your recent request for information from the London Borough of Lewisham. Your request is being handled under either the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

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Corporate Complaints and Casework Team

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Dear Foi, Customer,

I am still awaiting a reply under the FOI request made. The request is currently in delayed status and missing response criteria set by law. Could you please provide an update.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Laycock

Rahman, Davina, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mr Laycock
 
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information held by London Borough of
Lewisham. I have included below a copy of your request, followed by the
Council’s response under each heading.
 
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.
2012=  1,203
2013=  1,249
2014= 1,141  
2015= 1,257  
2016= 1,223
2017 (to November 30th) = 1,122
 
2. What is maximum capacity or number of possible cremation that can be
done per year.
 
The Council can confirm that this number would be 2,860. This is based on
the existing 11 slots per day, Monday to Friday.  The Council can also
accommodate one or two weekend cremations if requested.
 
3. Number of cremation machines at facility.     2
 
4. How many cremation machines are operational.  2
 
5. Number of machines with mercury abatement.    2
 
6. Revenue, expenses and profit from facility; last two reported financial
years.
 
Regarding Q6 above, we confirm that the requested information is not held.
 
We consider that the specific level of data you requested cannot be
retrieved by way of a reasonable search in the relevant electronic
database, we therefore, confirm that the requested information is not
held. The Information Commissioner’s Office offers guidance on determining
if information is held or not at the following link:
[1]http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/l...
 
We consider that the requested information is not held because:

 1. The requested information is not held in the form of a list or
schedule;
 1. Compiling the requested information does not involve a simple manual
manipulation of information held in files;
 1. The requested information cannot be extracted from an electronic
database by searching it in the form of a query.

 
 
7. Average cost of cremation; current price.
 
The current price is £573 for a half hour service and £670 for a 45 minute
service.
 
8. Cost of a no-service (low cost) cremation; current price. 
 
We don't have a 'no service' option but we offer a 30 minute service for
£573
 
9. What is your average waiting time, if any - last available data.
 
The Council can confirm that we don't have a waiting time. We always
accommodate requests for bookings, subject to the required paperwork
reaching us within the correct timescales.
 
We hope you will find this information helpful.
 
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You have a right of appeal against this response which you can exercise by
writing to: Information Governance – 1st floor Town Hall Chambers,
Catford, London. SE6 4RU. Or at: [3][email address]
 
This must be requested within 40 working days of the date of this
response.
 
If you remain dissatisfied after receiving this decision, you then also
have a further right of appeal, which you can make in writing, stating
your reasons to the regulating body, the Information Commissioner's
Office. Contact details: [4]http://www.ico.gov.uk/ or 0303 123 1113 or
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Davina
Corporate Complaints
 
 

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