Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act i formally request that you provide me with the following information.

The total number of burials and cremations in the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council jurisdiction from Jan 2015 to Dec 2020 listed separately and annually.
If it is not possible to list burials and cremations separately it will be acceptable to list them together.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Milner

Info Management, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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The Governance Team, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Reference: FOI-302814619
Date of request: 01/02/2021
Title of request: Total number of Burials and Cremations

Dear Mick Milner,

Re: your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

We write further to your request, which was received on 1st February 2021
for information relating to numbers of burials and cremations in Sandwell.

You have asked for the following:

Information relating to the total number of burials and cremations in the
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council jurisdiction from Jan 2015 to Dec
2020, listed separately and annually.

Response:

The following information relates to Sandwell Council as a burial and
cremation authority. This does not include for example burials in
churchyards in Sandwell as this information would be held by the relevant
diocese.

January to December 2015              Burials:        907          
Cremations:    2,777

January to December 2016              Burials:        948
          Cremations:    2,978

January to December 2017              Burials:        856          
Cremations:    3,229

January to December 2018              Burials:        911          
Cremations:    3,381

January to December 2019              Burials:         946         
Cremations:    3,226

January to December 2020              Burials:      1,260         
Cremations:    3,961

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