Decision Maker: Environment Policy Development Group, Cabinet
Decision status: Implemented
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To receive the annual review of Bereavement Services Fees & Charges from the Group Manager for Corporate Property and Commercial Assets
The Cabinet had before it a *report of the Corporate Manager for Property, Leisure and Climate Change; the Environment Policy Development Group at its meeting on 9 March 2021 had made the following recommendation: that the proposed charges for 2021-22 set out on Table A be approved.
The Cabinet Member for the Environment outlined the contents of the report stating that the focus remained on providing the best possible standards of service which not only included the maintenance of the two cemeteries but the ongoing aim of ensuring that the long term needs of burials were met. He felt that a 2% increase in bereavement charges was reasonable as set out in table 1 of the report and highlighted the benchmarking exercise that had taken place as outlined in table 2.
RESOLVED that the recommendation from the Policy Development Group be approved.
(Proposed by Cllr C R Slade and seconded by Cllr B A Moore)
Reason for the Decision – To ensure that the Council’s Bereavement Services Fees and Charges do not place financial constraints on the Council
Note: *Report previously circulated and attached to the minutes.
Report author: Andrew Jarrett
Publication date: 13/04/2021
Date of decision: 08/04/2021
Decided at meeting: 08/04/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 17/04/2021