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Public Burials

The Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 places a statutory duty on the District Council to make arrangements for registering the death and making funeral arrangements in cases where there are no known relatives or friends able to make the necessary arrangements.

The Council only has a duty in respect of those who have died within the East Herts Council District. The District Council only deals with those that die at home (or on the street). Hospitals and care homes make similar arrangements to the Council. Residents of the District who pass away in another area are not the responsibility of the District Council.

When involved the Council will contact a local funeral director to make arrangements. Because the Council is spending public money it must ensure that the arrangements it makes are cost effective whilst maintaining the dignity of the occasion.

The service is not provided in the form of a grant. So for example in the case of relatives of the deceased being willing to make their own funeral arrangements but being unable to fund them,  East Herts Council will not act as a "topping up" agency.  However if you or your partner are getting certain social security benefits you may be eligible for a grant from Hertfordshire County Council. Please read Hertfordshire County Council's - Bereavement and Benefits factsheet for more information.

After the funeral the Council is obliged to attempt to recover its cost from the deceased's estate.

For further information please contact Democratic Services on 01279 502174.

Public Burials 2017

Name
(maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

Kelly Patricia Seymour22.11.197308.02.201743

43 Cranbourne Close, Hornsmill, Hertford, SG13 8HU

Roger James Davey25.08.194928.03.201767Flat 15, River Court, Station Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9PX
Michael Alan Smith29.12.195515.05.20176133 Thieves Lane, Hertford SG14 2EL
Trevor William Wilson04.10.194726.06.20176930a Hawkins Hall Lane, Datchworth SG3 6TE

Public Burials 2016

Name
(maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

Ruth Mellor16.04.196815.04.20164722 Lawrence Close, Hertford, Herts
Malcolm Wilson25.05.193714.11.20167923 Firs Walk, Tewin, Welwyn, Herts

Public Burials 2015

Name
(maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

Alan Geoffrey Greening23.04.3030.05.158512 Links Avenue, Hertford, Herts, SG13 7SR
Raymond Kennedy18.05.5917.07.1556Jacobs Neurological Centre, High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth
Jean Margaret Harvey28.02.3626.10.157920 Trinity Way, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 3UB

Public Burials 2014

Name
(maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

Alfred Stagg23.11.2417.04.14897 The Bungalow, Hay Street, Braughing, Ware, SG11 2RJ
Doris Stagg26.03.2220.06.14927 The Bungalow, Hay Street, Braughing, Ware, SG11 2RJ
Henryk Malinowski19.01.73

26.07.14

41Jacobs and Gardens Neurological Centre, High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth, Herts, CM21 0HH
Norman Leonard Cadge23.12.4405.12.146982 Fordwich Rise, Hertford, Herts, SG14 2DE