Public health funerals

Freedom of information on public health funerals

Personal information

Under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000  we:

  • redact personal information relating to the deceased such as addresses
  • withold estate values values of the decesaed

We consider that the release of the full addresses and or value of estates of the deceased may provide an opportunity for a crime to be committed.

The Treasury Solicitor secures the assets of deceased persons, when:

  • there are no apparent living relatives and
  • when the estate stands at a certain amount after funeral expenses have been paid

You can look at the Treasury Solicitor's Department website to find out how they deal with these estates.

Estate Administration

We never give money or property to any family member or friend unless we are legally directed to do so by the proper authority.

We can recover our costs as detailed in the Public Health Act Funeral Policy.

We do not administer the deceased’s estate, but we do recover the costs of the funeral

Public health funeral information

We update and publish information on public health funerals on a regular basis:

  1. Details of public health funerals from 2012
  2. Annual costs and recoveries 
  3. Funeral directors we have used
  4. Addresses of local cemeteries we have used

Cemetery Services

Address: Unit 4
Lakes Industrial Park
Lower Chapel Hill
Braintree
Essex
CM7 3RU

Telephone: 01376 557772