FOI request (FOI-81387012)
Disposal of deceased bodies
Requested Thu 12 July 2018
Responded Thu 19 July 2018How much does the council pay for the disposal of a person whom has been found dead in a flat in Hastings and has no known relatives or persons who know anything about the deceased?Could you give me some figures for individual and total for the past 5 years.Press is calling them paupers burials and I'd like to know just how much is given to these particular individuals.
Q1& 2 - No persons have died in the properties that housing manage.
Q3 - The fees can vary dependant on what paper work is required, if there is a burial or a cremation and who is chosen to take a service.
Irrespective of if there is anyone to attend or who knows the deceased or not we organise and provide…
4 or more Bearers
A funeral director
A Bouquet of flowers
A full service time in the crematorium chapel with minister/celebrant and suitable music.
If nobody can be found then we will sit in to pay respect.
Currently it varies between £1357 -£1521.
Information about all the funerals we have arranged is found at:
Freedom of Information