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 2018

Name (maiden name)

Date of birth Date of death Age Address
Philip Don Barry 20/03/90 26/05/18 28 92 Brickendon Lane, Hertford, SG13 8HZ
Kenneth Keith King 12/08/39 15/07/18 78 80 Farm Close, Hertford, SG14 2DP
Philip Charles Bradford 10/12/52 30/07/18 65 16 Windsor Drive, Hertford, SG14 2HU
Shaun Alastair Cooke 09/04/68 29/10/18 50 31 Park View, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 2EQ
William Dunning 21/10/50 07/12/18 68 1 Frere Court, Bishop's Stortford, Hertsfordshire
Public Burials 2017

Name (maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

Kelly Patricia Seymour 22/11/73 08/02/17 43 43 Cranbourne Close, Hornsmill, Hertford, SG13 8HU
Roger James Davey 25/08/49 28/03/17 67 Flat 15, River Court, Station Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9PX
Michael Alan Smith 29/12/55 15/05/17 61 33 Thieves Lane, Hertford SG14 2EL
Trevor William Wilson 04/10/47 26/06/17 69 30a Hawkins Hall Lane, Datchworth SG3 6TE
Public Burials 2016

Name
(maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

Ruth Mellor 16/04/68 15/04/16 47 22 Lawrence Close, Hertford, Herts
Malcolm Wilson 25/05/37 14/11/16 79 23 Firs Walk, Tewin, Welwyn, Herts
Public Burials 2015

Name (maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

Alan Geoffrey Greening 23/04/30 30/05/15 85 12 Links Avenue, Hertford, Herts, SG13 7SR
Raymond Kennedy 18/05/59 17/07/15 56 Jacobs Neurological Centre, High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth
Jean Margaret Harvey 28/02/36 26/10/15 79 20 Trinity Way, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 3UB
Public Burials 2014

Name
(maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

Alfred Stagg 23/11/24 17/04/14 89 7 The Bungalow, Hay Street, Braughing, Ware, SG11 2RJ
Doris Stagg 26/03/22 20/06/14 92 7 The Bungalow, Hay Street, Braughing, Ware, SG11 2RJ
Henryk Malinowski 19/01/73

26/07/14

41 Jacobs and Gardens Neurological Centre, High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth, Herts, CM21 0HH
Norman Leonard Cadge 23/12/44 05/12/14 69 82 Fordwich Rise, Hertford, Herts, SG14 2DE
Public Burials 2013

Name
(maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

Bertie Joseph Belsom 17/10/21 29/01/13 91 Westgate House Care Centre, Tower Road, Ware
Hubert Singararaj (otherwise known as Joe Hubert) 28/06/30 14/03/13 82 22 Hayley Bell Gardens, Bishop's Stortford
Mark Brian Howells 08/12/62 26/05/13 51 87 Braziers Quay, Bishop's Stortford
Public Burials 2012

Name
(maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

Annie Wilson 08/04/39 06/01/12 72 36 Scott Avenue, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts SG12 8BG
Leslie Robert Thorpe 27/10/39 22/09/12 76 3 Almshouses, Hadham Road, Standon, Ware, Herts, SG11 1LF
Public Burials 2011

Name
(maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

John Thomas Patrick Nolan

15/12/57

07/06/11

54

Upstairs Room, Victoria Public House, 2/5 Star Street, Ware

Edward Oliver aka Edward Latter 03/08/31 19/07/11 70 55 Stanelow Crescent, Standon, Ware, Herts SG11 1QQ
Donald Ellis 16/12/36 06/08/11 74 15 Cedar Lodge, Davison Close, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Herts.
NB: He died at Ashview Nursing Home, Ware Road, Widford
Public Burials 2010

Name
(maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

Brian John Sykes 18/12/38 22/03/10 72 3 Rhodes Avenue, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 3JV

Simon Gibson

20/11/74

24/09/10

35

1 Springfield Court, Hadham Road, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2QJ

Public Burials 2009

Name
(maiden name)

Date of birth

Date of death

Age

Address

Frank Pouyatt 24/12/54 03/10/09 54 3 Wheatcroft, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 4DT

Brian Raymond Page

22/04/41

13/10/09

68

20 Beacon Court, Rushen Drive, Hertford Heath, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7RE

Ronald Seabon 11/05/49 22/11/09 60 5 Benhooks Avenue, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3RH
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