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Flax Bourton Public Mortuary Byelaw

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval and recommend to Full Council a byelaw allowing Bristol City Council to charge funeral directors if deceased patients they are responsible for stay in the mortuary more than three days after release from the Coroner investigations.



That Cabinet:

1.      Recommended to Full Council that a byelaw be passed permitting the council to commence charging for storing of a deceased person at Flax Bourton Mortuary where the funeral director delays collection.

2.      Noted the outcome of the consultation as set out in this report and appendix B.

Report author: Yvonne Dawes

Publication date: 05/12/2023

Date of decision: 05/12/2023

Decided at meeting: 05/12/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/12/2023

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