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It is the council's duty to bury or cremate the body of a person who has died or who is found dead in the district if it appears that no-one is making suitable arrangements for their funeral. This is known as a public health funeral.

Please note we may seek to recover expenses incurred in connection with the burial or cremation of the deceased. This would be from their estate, if appropriate.

A list of public health funerals can be found on our open data page.