Agenda and draft minutes

From 1 Dec 2023, Margam Crematorium Joint Committee - Thursday, 7th December, 2023 11.00 am, MOVED

Contact: Tammie Davies 

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Declarations of Interest


No declarations of interest were received.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 115 KB


The minutes of the previous meeting, held on 6 October 2023, were received as an accurate record.


Annual Budget Report 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 269 KB


Joint Committee Members were in agreement of the recommendations contained within the circulated report, but requested that additional work be undertaken, in respect of the justification for the extra charges for Saturday cremations (currently £356 extra surcharge for Saturday bookings). Officers would bring a further report, explaining the basis of the calculations, and options for costings, to the next meeting of the Joint Committee.


RESOLVED:               1. That the Revised Budget 2023/24 be agreed (including the refund of £100,000 to the constituent authorities).


2.   That the Budget for 2024/25, as detailed within the circulated report, be agreed.


3.   That the precept to be levied for 2024/25 be agreed as:

- Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council - £550

- Bridgend County Borough Council - £450


4.   That the fees and charges as set out at Appendix 2 to the circulated report, be agreed for 2024/25, on the basis of a 3% increase.


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


Reclamation Scheme pdf icon PDF 671 KB


Members noted that only one charity could be nominated at a time to RSBruce, so made their decision, with a view to revisiting the chosen recipient for future financial years.


RESOLVED:               That NPT Cancer Challenge be chosen as the local bereavement-based charity for nomination to RSBruce, for the financial year 2024-2025.                 


Urgent Items

Any urgent items at the discretion of the Chairperson pursuant to Section 100BA(6)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


No urgent items were received.