Dear Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council,

Under the FOI act, I formally request that you provide me with the following information...

Please advise the total number of burials and cremations, annually, broken down by burials and cremations from January 2015 to December 2020, in the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council jurisdiction.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Lewis

Accesstoinformation, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear​ Paul Lewis,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information dated 09/04/2021, relating ​to
Total number of burials and cremations​​this has been allocated reference
FOI 29-2122.

We will process your request as soon as possible and provide you with our
response within 20 working days.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Management Team  

Customer, Information and Digital Services 
Finance and Customer Services
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 

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      (01709) 382121

 

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Dear​ Paul Lewis,

 

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Freedom of Information Request 29-2122

 

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 09/04/2021, please see
our response attached.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Due to working arrangements in place for Covid-19, where possible, please
contact us by email.

 

 

Information Management Team  

Customer, Information and Digital Services 
Finance and Customer Services
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 

 

 

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     [2]http://www.rotherham.gov.uk

      (01709) 382121

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Dear Accesstoinformation,

Please check your records as the figures you have provided are far too low.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Lewis

Accesstoinformation, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Paul Lewis,

Thank you for your email regarding our response attached.
We have received confirmation from Adult Services who provided the response data for your request. It has been confirmed that the figures supplied to you are correct.
However, after further investigation by the Information Management Team it has been established that the figures supplied to you are for burials and cremations undertaken under Public Health Duties, so not totals for the Borough.
We just wanted to keep you updated and are continuing to obtain a response from within the Council in relation to all burials/cremations. This will be another area of the Council.
We do apologise that your request was misinterpreted and sent to a specialist area; we do receive a lot of requests regarding public health funerals.
We will forward the figures as soon as received.

Kind Regards

Due to working arrangements in place for Covid-19, where possible, please contact us by email.

Information Management Team
Customer, Information and Digital Services
Finance and Customer Services
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

[email address]
http://www.rotherham.gov.uk
(01709) 382121

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Dear Accesstoinformation,

Response

Cremations Burials

2015 23 0
2016 18 3
2017 32 1
2018 25 4
2019 15 0
2020 28 1

So there were only 28 Cremations in Rotherham for the whole of 2020. That can not be correct.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Lewis

Accesstoinformation, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Paul Lewis,

The email you were sent below was to confirm the following...

Your request was interpreted as a request for 'public health funerals' - these are funerals that are led by the Local Authority when the deceased person has no finance or next of kin to organise and/or pay for a funeral. That is a common request received by the Council - and we therefore misinterpreted your request as asking for the 'public health funeral' data. The information provided was accurate, but for answering questions relating to 'public health funerals'.

As we are now aware that your request is for information wider than that - i.e. any funeral in the Rotherham area (irrelevant of whether is was a 'public health funeral' or private) - as the email below states we are now continuing to obtain a response from within the Council in relation to any information held on all burials/cremations.

We will forward any relevant held for your enquiry as soon as possible; we are already looking into it.

Apologies for any confusion.

Kind regards,

Information Management Team
Rotherham MBC
[email address]
www.rotherham.gov.uk

The Council's Information Management Team can be contacted for enquiries relating to Freedom of Information, Right of Access and data protection matters. Further information can be found on our internet pages for FOI and data Protection.

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Dear​​​​​ ​Paul Lewis,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information dated 30/04/2021, relating ​to
Total number of burials and cremations this has been allocated reference
FOI 104-2122.

We will process your request as soon as possible and provide you with our
response within 20 working days.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Management Team  

Customer, Information and Digital Services 
Finance and Customer Services
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 

     [1][email address]

     [2]http://www.rotherham.gov.uk

      (01709) 382121

 

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Dear​​​​​ ​Paul Lewis,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information dated 30/04/2021, relating ​to
Total number of burials and cremations this has been allocated reference
FOI 104-2122.

We will process your request as soon as possible and provide you with our
response within 20 working days.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Management Team  

Customer, Information and Digital Services 
Finance and Customer Services
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 

     [1][email address]

     [2]http://www.rotherham.gov.uk

      (01709) 382121

 

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Dear​ Paul Lewis,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Freedom of Information Requests
29&104-2122

 

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 09/04/2021 logged as FOI
29-2122 & further email received on 30/04/21 logged as FOI 104-2122,
please see our response attached.

The attached provides total figures as requested.

 

The figures supplied to you on the 21/04/21 can be ignored as those
figures related to Public Health Funerals/Cremations only, also known as
Paupers Funerals.

 

We apologise once again for this confusion.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Due to working arrangements in place for Covid-19, where possible, please
contact us by email.

 

 

Information Management Team  

Customer, Information and Digital Services 
Finance and Customer Services
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 

 

 

     [1][email address]

     [2]http://www.rotherham.gov.uk

      (01709) 382121

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