Public Health Funerals

What is a Public Health Funeral?

When someone dies within a local authority area and there are no surviving relatives, or there is no-one willing or able to arrange a funeral, the local authority may be able to arrange a funeral at public expense - a public health funeral.

South Cambridgeshire District Council doesn't provide a funeral service. However, under the Section 46(1) of the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984, we have a duty to arrange the funeral if someone dies within the district boundary.

We are not responsible for funeral arrangements if the deceased lived in South Cambridgeshire but died within another council's district boundary.

Public Register

The below table shows the Public Health Funerals which have been arranged by South Cambridgeshire District Council since January 2016.

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Year Our Reference Deceased Date of Birth Date of Death Last Address Type of Funeral Passed to Bona Vacantia? (Yes / No)
2016 281139 Johnny Vincent 18/05/1961 29/03/2016 Redacted Cremation No
2016 293477 Patricia Alice Wislon Lynes Unknown 10/10/2016 Redacted Cremation No
2017 303574 Thomas John Henry Urquhart 01/07/1936 04/03/2017 Redacted Cremation Yes
2017 322133 Patrick Martin Byrne 16/06/1960 07/09/2017 Redacted Cremation No
2017 327812 Michael Francis Carter 25/11/1965 15/11/2017 Redacted Burial No
2018 337265 Dennis Bunyan 17/04/1945 19/02/2018 Redacted Burial No
2018 336100 Anthony Henry Medwell Bates 27/03/1930 23/02/2018 Redacted Cremation Yes
2018 340774 Carol Ann Hills 27/12/1960 15/04/2018 Redacted Burial No
2018 344154 Michael John Fordham 24/06/1937 29/05/2018 Redacted Cremation No
2018 352370 Paul Carter 02/02/1948 03/10/2018 Redacted Cremation No
2018 352968 Peter Bonfield Unknown 13/10/2018 Redacted Cremation No
2018 355550 Ian Rushby 29/11/1945 21/11/2018 Redacted Cremation No
2018 355487 Susan Marie Elizabeth Keys   20/03/1963 16/11/2018 Redacted Cremation Yes
2018 355693 William James Crawford 11/09/1957 26/11/2018 Redacted Cremation No
2019 357051 William Bertram Cruse 23/12/1944 24/11/2018 Redacted Cremation No
2019 357512 Clarence Wagstaff 12/01/1952 04/01/2019 Redacted Cremation No
2019 357710 Michael John Barker 21/03/1931 16/01/2019 Redacted Cremation No
2019 358039 Robert Macleod 16/05/1931 28/01/2019 Redacted Burial No
2019 358768 David Andrew Smith 20/09/1961 14/01/2019 Redacted Cremation No
2019 362600 Kevin Wrightson 29/09/1960 05/05/2019 Redacted Cremation No
2019 370446 Alexandra Morris 15/08/1947 06/10/2019 Redacted To Be Confirmed To Be Confirmed

Last updated 31 October 2019

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