Agenda and draft minutes

Margam Crematorium Joint Committee - Thursday, 9th January, 2020 2.15 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Port Talbot Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Tammie Davies 

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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 65 KB



That the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 14 June 2019, be confirmed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings.



Annual Budget Report pdf icon PDF 296 KB

Report of the Treasurer


Members discussed holding a further workshop to discuss ongoing works for Margam Crematorium. The workshop would be arranged outside of this Committee and would provide feedback before June 2020.


An update was provided on the commissioning of the cabinet for the Book of Remembrance and what steps are presently being taken.



1.          that the revised budget for 2019/20, be agreed (including the refund of £100,000 to the constituent authorities),


2.          that the budget for 2020/21, be agreed,


3.          that the precept for 2020/21 be levied at:

              - Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council - £553

              - Bridgend County Borough Council - £447,


4.          that approval be granted for the 2020/21 fees and charges, as detailed in Appendix 2 of the circulated report,


5.          that the projected position in relation to the Reserves position be noted.




Applications for Cremations pdf icon PDF 292 KB

Report of the Medical Referee


RESOLVED:                That the report be noted.


Urgent Items

Any urgent items at the discretion of the Chairperson pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972


Members were updated on the progress of the works being carried out at Margam Crematorium, including the extension. It was estimated the project would be completed by the first week of March 2020.


The planned upgrade to the heating and cooling system within the Chapel was discussed, and members felt that the current system was working well without the need for further works at present. The need for a new system would be reviewed again after the summer months.