Venue: Crematorium Meeting Room - North Devon Crematorium. View directions
Apologies for absence
Apologies were received from Councillors Denton, Harding, Haworth-Booth,
Leaver, Lovering and Walker.
(i) RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 9th June 2023 (previously circulated) be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
(ii) Matters Arising. There were no matters arising.
Items brought forward by the Chair
There were no items of urgency.
Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest declared.
Report by the Crematorium Manager (attached)
The Joint Committee considered a report by the Crematorium Manager (previously circulated).
i) Metals Recycling Charity Award
It was noted:
That North Devon Hospice had been nominated for the next award (probably December 2023) and that Cruse would be the next nomination in line with the current rota.
Children’s Hospice SW
Families in Grief
North Devon Hospice
ii) Crematorium Figures
The Cremation figures were noted. The actual figure for July was 139.
iii) Phase B Works (Garage/Memorial Room)
It was noted that the works were underway and anticipated to be completed in October 2023.
iv) Direct Cremations
It was noted that the cremation numbers for the 4-months of operation were:
v) Additional Projects
It was noted:
A) That Public Wi-Fi access should be completed by 14th August 2023
B) That the installation of a hot drink and snack machine had been installed in the Aspen waiting room. There was no ongoing costs or maintenance requirements for the crematorium.
vi) Road Works
It was noted that the Gratton Way route was now the only access route to the crematorium. Old Torrington Road was closed on 18th July and re-opening to buses only on 14th August.
Currently the new (permanent) access route was only signed with diversion signs pending the existing road signs being changed by 14th August.
vii) Road Frontage - Hedging
Councillor Renshaw suggested that hedging could be put along the road frontage of the Crematorium to help obscure the Industrial site opposite.
RESOLVED that the Crematorium Manager investigate and report to the next Joint Committee meeting.
Report by Treasurer (attached)
The Joint Committee noted a report by the Treasurer (previously circulated) regarding the performance for quarter 1 April to June 2023/2024.
To note that the next Crematorium Joint Committee meeting will be on Friday 3rd November 2023 @ 2.30 p.m
It was noted that the next meeting would be on Friday 3rd November 2023 @