We investigate the sources of certain communicable diseases, in particular food poisoning. On occasions it is necessary to restrict movement of certain individuals to reduce the risk of the spread of disease.
Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 Paupers Funeral
In certain circumstances, we are responsible for arranging the funeral of any person who has died and where it appears that no other agency or persons are making suitable arrangements for the disposal of the body.
The Council has a duty under section 46 of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 to "cause to be buried or cremated the body of any person who has died or found to be dead" within the district & where it appears that "no suitable arrangements for the disposal of the body have been or are being made".
The Council is entitled to recover the costs of the funeral from the estate of deceased, in the form of a civil debt recoverable within 3 years. For more information on this you can read Section 46 of the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984.
A list of public funerals can be found below:
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- August 2012
- July 2012
- June 2012
- May 2012
- April 2012
- March 2012
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 14:08