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Apologies for Absence
Declaration of Members' Interests
Purpose of the report
1.1 To provide clarity in respect to Portsmouth City Council's (the Council) community funeral procedural framework and provide information regarding the demands for this function and the consequential impacts of such.
1.2 To update the previous report presented to the relevant Portfolio Holder in January 2019.
RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Resources:
i. Recognises that the primary function of this service is to provide community funerals in a professional manner, with punctuality and the utmost levels of decency, decorum, and respect.
ii. Acknowledges the stresses being placed upon the wider regulatory functions as a result of continuing high demand for community funerals - as set out within Section 7 and 8 of this report.
iii. Approves the manner in which community funerals are delivered - as outlined in Section 11 of this report.
iv. Notes the financial pressures incurred from delivering this function - as set out in Section 14 of this report.