Decision details

Poole Crematorium - Cremator(s) Reinvestment Business Case

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To finalise the Poole Crematorium Implementation plan and agree financial resourcing


RESOLVED that: -

(a)             Cabinet agrees Option 1; to pause a reinvestment decision in new electric cremators at Poole Crematorium and review the future operating model for BCP Bereavement Care Services;

(b)            Cabinet members commit to meet with representatives of the bereavement industry and faith sector to discuss the feasibility of working in partnership to deliver cremator provision at Poole Crematorium; and

(c)             Cabinet asks Officers to prepare a detailed financial review of the service and present options for investment and operational delivery models to a future Cabinet.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Connected Communities


The recommendations of this report, based on the data and evidence set out in this business case and background reports for electric cremators at Poole Crematoria seeks to provide a financially sustainable approach to the provision of cremators and ceremonial space to meet the needs of the whole BCP Community.


Report author: Andy McDonald

Publication date: 08/09/2023

Date of decision: 06/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 06/09/2023 - Cabinet

Current call-in Count: 0

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