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Freedom of information request response - 05896

FOI request

FOI ID number
05896
Regarding
Burials and Cremations
Request

Please could you provide the following:

  1. Number of grave spaces available at present, broken down by site
  2. The number of burials that are carried out each year for the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  3. The number of cremations carried out each year for the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  4. How long will it be until the council runs out of grave space?
  5. Are there any plans to expand the councils burial space at present? If so, what are they?
  6. How much does it cost for an individual to be buried in the graveyards?
  7. How much does it cost for an individual to be cremated?

Our response

Response
  1. Number of grave spaces available at present, broken down by site:
    Penrith Cemetery : 660
    Appleby Cemetery : 354
    Alston Cemetery : 649
    Garrigill Cemetery : 245
    Nenthead Cemetery : 413

  2. The number of burials that are carried out each year for the years
    2019 (as of 15 February 2019) = 18
    2018 = 117
    2017 = 112
    2016 = 129
    2015 = 154
    2014 = 130

  3. The number of cremations carried out each year for the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
    Nil – the Council does not own a crematorium.

  4. How long will it be until the council runs out of grave space?
    This is difficult to determine, as capacity and depth of graves varies across the 5 cemeteries.

  5. Are there any plans to expand the councils burial space at present? If so, what are they?
    There are no plans currently to expand the Council’s burial space.

  6. How much does it cost for an individual to be buried in the graveyards?
    A single interment (for a person over 12 years old) in a cemetery currently costs £556.

  7. How much does it cost for an individual to be cremated?
    The Council does not own a crematorium.
Response date
20 February 2019