Public health funerals

Freedom of information requests about public health funerals

We receive Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from companies and individuals offering to trace the next of kin of persons being buried under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984.

In response to the number of FOI requests on this subject we make public all such cases we become involved with, some of which refers to the Government Legal Department. In this way you should be able to find the information you want without making an FOI request.

Details of deceased

The information below is all of the information that we hold in relation to Public Health funerals. Please note that we are not the only public body that refers estates to the Government Legal Department for the district of South Northamptonshire.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 addresses have been redacted or withheld under the following exemption:
Section 31(1)(a) - law enforcement (prevention and detection of crime). The Council will not disclose address details where they relate to deceased's empty properties as the property is likely to be unoccupied and might still contain the deceased's personal papers and effects. The Council does not believe it to be in the public interest to disclose information relating to empty properties prior to a full and thorough securing of the assets of the estate as undertaken by the Government Legal Department.

Name Address Date of Death Next of kin traced Referred to Government Legal Department
(if applicable)
P Langford Towcester 12/01/2021 Yes No
N Powell Appletree 09/09/2019 No No
S Dyer Little Houghton 18/02/2018 Yes No
P Grimshaw Towcester 25/08/2017 No No
D Aldridge Harpole 27/02/2017 Yes No
M Cataldo Brackley 25/07/2016 Yes No
M Upstone Brackley 08/05/2016 Yes No
L Rose Brackley 04/05/2016 No No
P Devlin Towcester 22/02/2016 Yes No
M Vernon Bugbrooke 24/11/2015 Yes No
D Bacon Weedon Lois 19/08/2015 Yes No
P Moyse Towcester 03/10/2014 Yes No
W Hinkins Culworth 02/01/2013 Yes No
P Quinn Weedon Lois 23/12/2012 Yes No
Holder Horton 10/10/2012 Yes No
H Wlasiuk Culworth 01/08/2012 Yes No
D Carpenter Silverstone 30/07/2012 Yes No

Funeral costs incurred

Cost of each funeral to the council.

Period Amount
May 2021 £0
April 2019 £102.00
May 2018 £2,444.79
February 2018 £15.00
August 2017 £2,008.00
May 2017 £2,000.00
December 2016 £2,000.00
October 2016 £2,000.00
July 2016 £2,000
April 2016 £2,000.00
October 2015 £1,800.00
May 2015 £1,800.00
July 2013 £50.00
March 2013 £8.00
January 2013 £1,600.00
December 2012 £4.00
November 2012 £1,800.00
October 2012 £1,500.00
August 2012 £1,500.00