Issue details

Issue details

Grave Reclamation in Oxford City Council Cemeteries

To allow the reclaiming of graves where the deeds have expired and no burial has taken place. Also to allow the selling and use of previously unpurchased graves. These two acts would extend the burial space in the current Oxford City Council Cemeteries by potentially two years without having to alter their aesthetics.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect on people living or working in at least 2 wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/03/2019

Decision due: 29 May 2019 by City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Lead member: Healthy Oxford

Lead director: Head of Community Services

Department: Direct Services

Contact: Laura Harlock, ODS Cemeteries Manager Email:

Consultation process

A general press release would be the most appropriate course of action.

Reason date could change: Provisional: Decision reliant on another action or process

Is the date subject to change: No

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