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Public health funerals

When someone dies within a local authority area and there are no surviving relatives, or there is no-one willing or able to arrange a funeral, the local authority may be able to arrange a funeral at public expense - a public health funeral.

We don't provide a funeral service. However, under the Section 46(1) of the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984, we have a duty to arrange the funeral if someone dies within the borough. 

We are not responsible for funeral arrangements if the deceased lived in Melton Borough but died within another council's district boundary. 

We maintain a public register of those funerals paid for by us, which you can view below.

Last updated 25 August 2021
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