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Public health funerals

A public health funeral is a funeral for people who have died with no known next of kin, bona vacantia estates and estates which have been referred to the Treasury Solicitor, or Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall. 

Details of public health funerals are updated on a quarterly basis. 

Public health funerals in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees 

Date of death 

Gender 

Type of funeral 

Next of Kin/Will 

Treasury Solicitors 

11 January 2019 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

21 January 2019 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

23 January 2019 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

26 January 2019 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

25 February 2019 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

5 March 2019 

Female 

Cremation 

No 

No 

10 May 2019 

Male 

Cremation 

No 

No 

24 June 2019 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

23 August 2019 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

31 August 2019 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

28 August 2019 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

16 November 2019 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

22 November 2019 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

25 November 2019 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

31 December 2019 

Female 

Cremation 

No 

No 

13 January 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

No 

No 

9 March 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

22 March 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

1 April 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

5 April 2020 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

19 April 2020 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

10 April 2020 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

6 April 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

7 May 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

9 May 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

11 April 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

27 June 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

6 July 2020 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

6 July 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

13 July 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

No 

Yes 

18 August 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

23 August 2020 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

24 August 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

1 September 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

24 October 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

27 September 2020 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

19 December 2020 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

6 January 2021 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

3 February 2021 

Male 

Cremation 

Not Known 

No 

14 February 2021 

Male 

Cremation 

Not known 

No 

2 February 2021 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

26 June 2021 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

10 June 2021 

Female 

Burial 

Yes 

No 

7 August 2021 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

17 October 2021 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

Yes 

20 October 2021 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

27 October 2021 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

30 November 2021MaleCremationYesNo
5 December 2021MaleCremationNoNo
3 January 2022MaleBurialNoNo
15 February 2022MaleBurialYesNo
11 March 2022MaleCremationNoNo
15 March 2022MaleCremationYesNo
20 June 2022MaleCremationYesNo
26 August 2022MaleCremationNoNo
24 November 2022MaleBurialYesNo
11 December 2022MaleCremationNoNo
19 December 2022MaleCremationNoNo
3 January 2023MaleCremationYesNo
15 January 2023MaleCremationYesNo
18 January 2023MaleCremationYesNo
24 January 2023MaleCremationNoNo
24 February 2023FemaleCremationYesNo
6 March 2023MaleBurialYesNo
14 March 2023MaleCremationYesNo

 

Public health funeral costs in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees 

Financial Year 

(1 April to 31 March)   

No. of Burials and Cremations 

Total Costs paid for in the financial year £ 

2019 to 2020 

13 

15,242.21 

2020 to 2021 

25 

27,130.57 

2021 to 2022 

12

14,336.00

2022 to 20231314,051.00

Exemption of updated information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 

There are relatively few public health funerals in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees therefore, we consider that publication of this information at quarterly intervals reasonable. 

Exemption of additional information under The Freedom of Information Act 2000  

We apply the following exemptions to the release of any further information about public health funerals, people who have died with no known next of kin, bona vacantia estates and estates which have been referred to the Treasury Solicitor, or Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall: 

Section 21- information reasonably accessible to the applicant by another means 

Our reason for applying this exemption is that details of all deaths within the Borough are registered. Deaths can be registered at any Registry Office and contact details of all those within the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees, can be found on our registration pages.   

Information that the council holds on estates passed, or estates to be passed, to the Treasury Solicitor, is considered to be held on behalf of the Treasury Solicitor's Department. Some details of the estate of those persons who have died and which have been passed to the Treasury Solicitor can be accessed via the Treasury Solicitor's website or via the Bona Vacantia website.

Section 31  - law enforcement 

Revealing details of the assets of an estate before the Treasury Solicitor has undertaken their own enquiries would provide an opportunity for criminal acts to be committed (for example, theft or fraud). Similarly, there would be concerns about making the last known address of the deceased public, as the property is likely to be unoccupied and might still contain the deceased's personal papers and effects. There is also a continuing risk after the estate has been secured of, for example, identity theft. Taking into account the above issues, the council considers that there is no over-riding public interest in releasing the information requested. Any public interest would be best served by upholding the exemption under Section 31 of the Act as disclosure of the information would be likely to prejudice the prevention of crime by enabling or encouraging the commission of offences. 

Applicants should be aware that the exemption of additional information under Section 21 and Section 31 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has been upheld by an Internal Review. 

 Funeral Director 

We currently use Colin McGinley Independent Family Funeral Service, 235a Acklam Road, Middlesbrough, TS5 7AB.