Agenda and minutes

Bandon Hill Cemetery Joint Committee
Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015 6.30 pm

Venue: Cemetery Chapel, Plough Lane, Wallington

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Apologies were received from Councillor Pathumal Ali.



Declarations of Interest


No declarations of interest were made.


Proposals for changing to the staffing structure and locking arrangements at the cemetery pdf icon PDF 112 KB

This item was deferred from the meeting held on 29 June 2015.

Additional documents:


Councillor Ed Joyce noted that this item had been deferred from the previous meeting at the request of London Borough of Croydon members.


Councillor Timothy Godfrey advised that officers at LB Croydon had reviewed the report and confirmed that they supported the recommendations.  Officers had identified further savings that could be made but would impact on customer service.


Councillor Timothy Godfrey noted that officers have some concerns about the long term liabilities of the Committee, and would like to see plans for the long-term income stream.  Councillor Ed Joyce agreed that the Committee should consider revenue generation at the Cemetery.


It was agreed that the Committee would receive a paper detailing the issues for both LB Croydon and Sutton, outlining the income strategy for the next five years.


RESOLVED:  That the Bandon Hill Joint Cemetery Committee:


1.         Considers the changes to the proposed staffing structure and locking arrangements at Bandon Hill Cemetery;

2.         Agrees to the LBS Parks Service proceeding with the reorganisation of cemetery office staff;

3.         Agrees to LBS Facility Services’ security contractors undertaking the locking duties at Bandon Hill Cemetery following the implementation of the new staffing structure;

4.         Agrees to the changes to weekend/ bank holiday locking from that time; and

5.         Agrees to consider options for the future of The Lodge at the November 2015 meeting.






Any urgent items brought forward at the discretion of the Chair

The Chair must approve the reason for urgency.


No urgent items were brought forward. 


Date of next meeting

Please bring your diary to agree the next meeting of the Committee.


The next meeting will take place on 24 November 2015 at 6.30 pm.