Public Health Funerals

Information about public health funerals, people who have died with no known next of kin, bona vacantia estates and estates which have been referred to the Treasury Solicitor, or Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall.


This information will be updated with information relating to public health funerals quarterly.

Public Health FuneralsPublic Health Funerals
Date of Death
GenderAgePlace of DeathType of FuneralNext of Kin/WillTreasury Solicitors Cost of Funeral
06/09/2017 Male 81 Penarth Burial Yes No £3,842.0
29/06/2017 Male 68 Penarth Cremation Yes No £1,159.0
29/04/2017 Male 74 Penarth Cremation No No £1,159.0
02/03/2017 Female 78 Penarth Cremation Yes No £995.00
06/10/2016 Male 57 Barry Cremation Yes No £995.00
24/09/2016 Male 89 Barry Cremation Yes No £1,159.00
14/08/2016 Male 58 Barry Cremation Yes No £995.00
12/08/2016 Male 78 Barry Cremation Yes No £1,159.00
10/07/2016 Male 65 Barry Cremation Yes No £995.00
03/05/2016 Male 58 Barry Cremation Yes Yes £1,241.00
15/06/2016 Male 61 Penarth Cremation Yes No £1,159.00
04/04/2016 Male 55 Penarth Cremation Yes No £995.00
20/03/2016 Male 67 Penarth Cremation Yes No £1,159.00
04/01/2016 Male 58 Penarth Cremation Yes No £1,159.00
05/12/2015 Male 65 Penarth Cremation Yes No £995.00
11/10/2015 Male 45 Penarth Burial Yes No £1,416.00
27/09/2015 Female 50 Penarth Cremation Yes No £995.00
14/09/2015 Male 76 Barry Cremation Yes No £1,159.00
21/08/2015 Male 61 Penarth Cremation No No £995.00
03/08/2015 Female 63 Penarth Cremation Yes No £1,174.00
13/02/2015 Male 47 Barry Cremation Yes No £995.00
 05/07/2014 Male 50 Barry Cremation Yes No £995.00
14/05/2014 Male 85 Penarth Cremation No No £995.00
18/03/2014 Male 86 Barry Cremation Yes No £1,152.00
14/01/2014 Male 47 Barry Cremation Yes No £995.00
09/12/2013 Male 73 Penarth Cremation Yes No £1,215.00
05/12/2013 Male 75 Cowbridge Cremation Yes No £1,177.50
05/08/2013 Female 61 Penarth Burial Yes No £1,000.00
27/05/2013 Male 54 Penarth Cremation Yes No £1,222.00
26/06/2012 Male 54 Barry Burial Yes Yes £1,021.00
14/04/2012 Male 48 Penarth Burial No



26/02/2012 Female 56 Penarth Burial Yes



19/02/2012 Male 59 Penarth Burial Yes No £795.00
19/09/2010 Female 67


Burial Yes No £822.00
30/06/2010 Male 86 Barry Burial Yes No £1245.00
17/03/2010 Female 65 Barry Burial No No £681.72
25/01/2010 Male 85 Llantwit Major Burial No No £945.00


Exemption of Updated Information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

There are relatively few public health funerals in the Vale of Glamorgan and, therefore, we consider that publication of this on a case by case basis is reasonable. The provision of updated information before the next planned update will be exempted under Section 22 of the Act as it is information that we hold with the intention of publishing at some future date, as specified above.


Exemption of Additional Information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

We apply the following exemptions to the release of any further information about public health funerals, people who have died with no known next of kin, bona vacantia estates and estates which have been referred to the Treasury Solicitor, or Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall.


  • Section 21- Information Reasonably Accessible to the Applicant by another Means - The Council’s reason for applying this exemption is that details of all deaths within the Vale of Glamorgan are registered. Deaths can be registered at any Registry Office and contact details of all those within The Vale of Glamorgan can be found on our registration page. Information that the council holds on estates passed, or estates to be passed, to the Treasury Solicitor, is considered to be held on behalf of the Treasury Solicitor’s Department. Some details of the estate of those persons who have died and which have been passed to the Treasury Solicitor can be accessed via the Treasury Solicitor’s website or via the Bona Vacantia website.

  • Section 31 – Law Enforcement -Revealing details of the assets of an estate before the Treasury Solicitor has undertaken their own enquiries would provide an opportunity for criminal acts to be committed (for example, theft or fraud). Similarly, there would be concerns about making the last known address of the deceased public, as the property is likely to be unoccupied and might still contain the deceased’s personal papers and effects.


There is also a continuing risk after the estate has been secured of, for example, identity theft. Taking into account the above issues, the council considers that there is no over-riding public interest in releasing the information requested. Any public interest would be best served by upholding the exemption under Section 31 of the Act as disclosure of the information would be likely to prejudice the prevention of crime by enabling or encouraging the commission of offences.


Applicants should be aware that the exemption of additional information under Section 21 and Section 31 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has been upheld by an Internal Review.


The Vale of Glamorgan Council does not have any involvement and has not paid for the services of an exorcist, psychic or religious healer.