The Joint Committee considered
a report by the Crematorium Manager (previously
on 17th May the number of mourners permitted was
increased to 50 following the removal of the legislated 30-limit
and a risk assessment of the chapel.
June 21st it was anticipated that all legal & social
would be lifted. To help the transition, initially
only the Rowan Chapel would be in use.
that were the case, seating would probably increase to 160 which
retained slightly enhanced spacing. Use of on-screen hymn lyrics
would be retained to reduce need for staff to touch shared items as
would hand sanitizing equipment in all mourner and staff
facilities. All other restrictions would be lifted. The seating
capacity would be reviewed once any winter spike in Covid-19 had
an electrostatic sprayer had been deployed after each service since
early March (kills viruses within 1 minute). This reduced the need
for staff to manually wipe surfaces and enhanced
the following software enhancements for service users had
purchased & were awaiting implementation:
access to search for service dates/times via the internet (not
email confirmation of service bookings/changes to Funeral
a shipping container had been rented (on-site) to cover storage
shortage pending the re-building of garages.
That the second temporary part-time gardener post had
been in place for over 2-years which afforded full employment
protection rights to the current staff-member, the Lead Gardener
was on long term sick leave due to
personal family issues and the part-time Bereavement
Administrator had also
The Crematorium Manager stated that there was leeway
within the budget to buy in additional staffing services if
required to cover the staff shortfall.
It was agreed:
A) That, the
aforementioned temporary part-time gardener post be made a
permanent post and the position advertised.
B) That the
Committees condolences be sent to the Lead Gardener.
C) That the
part-time Bereavement Administrator position be
It was noted:
That Clarity had been
awarded £10,000 (paid direct December 2020). The
‘formal cheque presentation’ had not yet taken place
and that the Calvert Trust (Exmoor) had been proposed for the next
award (due June 2021).
nomination list was:
and Above (Cancer & Wellbeing Centre)
Families in Grief
Devon Children’s Holiday Foundation
Children’s Hospice SW
and Above (North Devon Hospital – Maternity Unit Bereavement
That no further additions to be
considered prior to February 2022.
the car-park hedge had been laid aesthetically and with regard to
its future maintenance. It was an enhancement and enabled the
provision of a footpath by DCC to serve the 200 new homes adjacent
to the crematorium.
bulk materials area in the ...
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