The latest network queries circulated for this service are listed below.
If you would like more information about any of these queries or want to submit a response, please email Wayne Priestley.
Network queries from previous years are available on the links at the bottom of the page.
CEM061 - Excess soil from grave digging - 23.05.18
A local authority has about 1-2 tonnes of displaced soil after digging
a grave which equates to about 500-750 tonnes per annum.
There is a need to remove this soil from sites, as there is limited
opportunity to use this for landscaping.
Therefore they are interested to here from other local authorities as
to their approach to dealing with this excess soil, in particular:
CEM060 - Risk assessments and method statements for crematoriums - 210518
A member authority is reviewing their Council’s Risk Assessments
and Method Statements for their Crematorium.
They are enquiring whether other authorities have best practice for
Crematoriums that would provide some reference material for the
enquiring authority to undertake the work.
Also if any authority would be willing to share their risk
assessments for a Council run Crematorium they would be very
CEM059 - Registration of Funeral Directors - 06.03.18
A member authority is interested to know if other authorities ask
funeral directors to register with them and produce insurance and
CEM058 - Grave Space Strategies - 23.02.18
A member authority is at the outset of preparing a new Grave Space
Strategy and would value sight of other member authorities strategy
documents in respect of grave space.
If you have a document identifying land for future graves and/or
defining measures to manage the demand for grave space, that you
would be happy to share.
CEM057 - Burial cost information – 01.02.18
A member authority is looking for burial cost information from other
local authority members in order to assess its own costs and
performance, in particular:
CEM056 - Operating hours for burials/funerals - 01.02.18
A member authority is currently reviewing their burial services.
They are looking for information regarding the current practices of
other local authority-run cemeteries with regards to what their
working hours are in which burials take place, and also the latest
time funerals are allowed to to take place.
CEM055 - Cemetery machinery - 09.01.18
A member authority is enquiring as to what Machinery other
Authorities use to dig Graves (JCB etc) and what they found useful
or useless, fantastic or good, etc.
They would also be interested in the types of machinery used for
general Cemetery operations, e.g. off road trucks etc) John Deere
Gators or similar.
CEM054 - Backfilling of graves by families - 09.01.18
Following a recent burial, all the burial furniture and grave shoring
were irretrievable as the family backfilled the grave and wouldn’t
allow the cemetery staff near the grave to remove anything.
Therefore the enquiring authority is enquiring whether other local
authorities allow families to backfill a grave following a burial.
Therefore they would like to ask the following questions: