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Environment and Regeneration Select Committee Cemeteries and Memorials Phase 1 – The Future Development of Cemeteries (Jayne Robins, Registration/Bereavement.

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1 Environment and Regeneration Select Committee Cemeteries and Memorials Phase 1 – The Future Development of Cemeteries (Jayne Robins, Registration/Bereavement Services Manager)

2 2 Historic Background Information Churchyard Graveyard Cemeteries Burial Boards Local Government Act 1972 Local Authorities’ Cemeteries Order 1977 Please see pages 4 to 7 of the Review Document.

3 3 Management of Cemeteries Please see page 23 of the Review Document.

4 4 Description of Cemeteries Size:53.54 acres Opened:1869 Please see pages 7 to 9 of the Review Document.

5 5 Description of Cemeteries Size:21.14 acres Opened:1894 Please see pages 10 to 11 of the Review Document.

6 6 Description of Cemeteries Size:26.51 acres Opened:1871 Extended:1929 Please see pages 12 to 13 of the Review Document.

7 7 Description of Cemeteries Size:5.594 acres Opened:1969 Please see pages 14 to 15 of the Review Document.

8 8 Description of Cemeteries Size: acres Opened:1980 Please see pages 16 to 17 of the Review Document.

9 9 Closed Churchyards Please see pages 17 to 18 of the Review Document. SBC has responsibility for: –Grounds maintenance –Safety & upkeep of boundary walls/fences/footpaths –Duty of care for public safety

10 10 Burial Statistics * Rounded down to nearest whole number Burials in Stockton-on-Tees 1999 to 2005 Please see pages 19 to 21 of the Review Document.

11 11 Burial Statistics Monthly Burials – April 1999 to March 2006 Please see pages 19 to 21 of the Review Document.

12 12 Breakdown of Registered Deaths in Tees Valley, Breakdown of Disposals in Tees Valley,

13 13 Life Expectancy of Cemeteries Please see pages 22 and 31 of the Review Document. Current Life Expectancy Life Expectancy with extension/development

14 14 Fees Comparison – Tees Valley Comparison of combined fees for:Lease of Rights to Grave (Lowest cost option) Burial Fee (single adult interment) New Memorial Fee Please see pages 24 to 26 of the Review Document.

15 15 Funeral Booking Times Monday to Thursday (Excluding Bank Holidays)Friday (Excluding Bank Holidays ) MorningAfternoon 9.30 a.m.1.00 p.m a.m.1.00 p.m a.m.1.40 p.m a.m.1.40 p.m a.m.2.20 p.m a.m.2.20 p.m a.m.3.00 p.m.*11.30 a.m. SaturdayCremated Remains & Babies Burial Gardens Morning OnlyAs Monday to Friday, but commencing at 8.50 a.m a.m a.m a.m a.m. * 3.00 p.m. booking available April to September only for adult interments. Please see pages 27 to 29 of the Review Document.

16 16 Saturday Morning Burials (1996 – 2006) * As at 31 October 2006 Please see pages 27 to 29 of the Review Document.

17 17 Islamic/Hebrew Funerals Average percentage for the years 1996 – 2006* * As at 31 October 2006 Please see pages 27 to 29 of the Review Document.

18 18 Future Development of Cemeteries Please see pages 29 to 48 of the Review Document. Scope of Review – Key Topics –Safety and Security: –Improvement Plan: –Future Developments: –Extending Choice: –Policies –Operational / Service Issues:


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