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Public Health Funerals

The Council has to arrange a funeral for a local person who has died, when other suitable arrangements have not been made.

This is a duty that comes under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984.

In these cases, the Council will arrange and pay for a simple but respectful funeral, to keep costs to a minimum.

When the Council has arranged and paid for a funeral, they may recover any expenses from the estate of the deceased person.

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