Cemeteries and crematoria


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Wakefield City Council (17 005 798)

    Statement Not upheld Cemeteries and crematoria 10-Nov-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman found no fault by the Council on Mr T's complaint about its failure to enforce maintenance terms of memorial lease agreements. The Council has started the review process and given a date by which its Cabinet will consider a report about the best way to approach tributes left at memorials in breach of tenancy agreements.

  • Boston Borough Council (17 010 863)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Cemeteries and crematoria 12-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about an investigation into a missing memorial plaque at a crematorium. This is because we cannot add anything to the investigation that the Council has conducted.

  • Wellingborough Borough Council (17 006 296)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Cemeteries and crematoria 03-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about grass cutting in a cemetery. This is because there is insufficient evidence of fault by the Council.

  • Daventry District Council (17 008 605)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Cemeteries and crematoria 27-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the way staff closed the cemetery when he was visiting his mother's grave. This is because it is unlikely that we can add to the Council's investigation or that further investigation will lead to a different outcome.

  • Gloucester City Council (17 007 588)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Cemeteries and crematoria 15-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint that an officer gave wrong advice, in 2012, about the funeral arrangements for the complainant's mother. This is because it is a late complaint and because it is unlikely he could achieve a meaningful outcome.

  • Kingston upon Hull City Council (17 004 944)

    Statement Upheld Cemeteries and crematoria 25-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about a problem with a burial. This is because the Council has already offered a fair and proportionate remedy.

  • North Devon District Council (17 004 256)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Cemeteries and crematoria 20-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr A's complaint that the Council was at fault in dealing with the transfer of burial rights for his father's plot. It is unlikely that investigation would lead to a different outcome.

  • London Borough of Hillingdon (16 018 749)

    Statement Upheld Cemeteries and crematoria 04-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Council was at fault because it did not notify visitors to a Cemetery that it planned to remove wreaths. This denied Mrs X the opportunity to remove a wreath on her parents' grave before it was destroyed, causing distress to Mrs X. The Council has agreed to pay Mrs X £50 to replace the wreath and acknowledge the distress caused by fault. It has also agreed to review its procedures. I cannot reach a finding on Mrs X's complaint the Council broke the memorial.

  • London Borough of Southwark (17 003 514)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Cemeteries and crematoria 03-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint that the Council does not provide Jewish burials. This is because there is insufficient evidence of fault by the Council and because there is another body which is better placed to consider the complaint of discrimination.

  • Coventry City Council (17 003 387)

    Statement Upheld Cemeteries and crematoria 27-Jun-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about an error the Council made when it arranged a cremation. This is because the Council has made a fair and proportionate offer to remedy the injustice.

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