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Public Health Funerals

The Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 places a statutory duty on Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council for registering the death and arranging the funeral of any person who has died where there are no known relatives or friends able to make the necessary arrangements.

The Council, along with many other local authorities, has been experiencing a huge rise in Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests from companies offering to trace the next of kin of persons being buried under the Public Health Act 1984. In response to the volume of FOI requests on this matter, the Council has created this list page to make public all cases it refers to the Treasury Solicitor. In this way the Council has fulfilled its obligation under Section 22 of the FOI Act (future publication) and will from this point forward refuse all such requests and refer applicants to this page.

Public Health Funeral List
NameDate of DeathReferred to Treasury Solicitor

A Taylor

22.08.2021

No

P D G W Cotton

05.07.2021

No

J M Hodgetts

30.10.2020

Yes

N Jenkins

26.06.2020

No

A T Rees

18.06.2020

No

J Morgan

02.06.2020

No

J Kenrick

30.04.2020

No

E Andrews

29.03.2020

No

A Wiltshire

17.03.2020

No

C A N Barnett

17.03.2020

No

G B Champ

04.03.2020

Yes

S M Jones

04.03.2020

No

M L Powell

03.03.2020

No

V A Harvey

14.01.2020

No

P Beament

03.12.2019

No

R J Morgan

28.11.2019

No

E A Crane

08.11.2019

No

C Dixon

14.10.2019

Yes

P J Redman

10.08.2019

No

J James

19.02.2019

No

M L Plummer

16.01.2019

No

I Williams

11.11.2018

No

M J Evans

02.11.2018

No

P D Evans

25.10.2018

No

R Hunt

04.06.2018

No

K J George

30.04.2018

No

R Thomas

11.04.2018

Yes

D J Edmunds

16.01.2018

No

R F Payne

23.11.2017

No

R V Rowsell

05.10.2017

Yes

C W Peach

19.09.2017

No

D Protheroe

19.06.2017

No

A Johnson

22.05.2017

Yes

B Richards

10.05.2017

No

B D Pine

06.12.2016

No

E Winfield

30.10.2016

No

W H Hudson

16.09.2016

No

B Evans

21.03.2016

No

B H Bevan

09.12.2015

No

J M Legatt

24.05.2015

No

T Edwards

30.01.2015

No

R Shepherd

29.09.2014

Yes

C Beach

25.06.2014

No

T J Parry

22.12.2013

No

K Eldrige

12.11.2013

No

D Jones

15.07.2013

No

A Williams

17.07.2013

No

P Davies

23.03.2013

Yes

T W Davies

07.02.2013

No

P S Jenkins

23.05.2012

No

J O’Neil McCann

02.05.2012

No

A J Davies

14.04.2012

No

M Davies

16.11.2011

Yes

M M Lloyd

11.10.2011

Yes

P Marsh

05.11.2011

No

S Payne

10.10.2011

No

M Rigdon

26.04.2011

No

T R Daw

13.08.2011

No

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 names and addresses have been redacted or withheld under the following two exemptions:

Section 21 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

Although I can confirm that Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (RCTCBC) holds some of the information requested, the Council does not accept that it holds the information in its own right, but on behalf of the Treasury Solicitors’ department.  Some details of the estate of those persons who have died have been passed onto the Treasury Solicitors’ Department can be accessed via the Treasury Solicitors’ website or at the Bona Vacantia website.

Section 31(1)(a) - Law enforcement (prevention and detection of crime)

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council will not disclose address details into the public domain where they relate to deceased’s empty properties as the property is likely to be unoccupied and might still contain the deceased’s personal papers and effects.  The Council does not believe it to be in the public interest to disclose information relating to empty properties prior to a full and thorough securing of the assets of the estate as undertaken by Treasury Solicitors.  Additionally, giving out the names of the deceased taken with other information easily available i.e. the electoral role, telephone directory entry, 192.com etc would make identifying properties fairly easy.