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.