The Responsibility of the Council
The Council may be able to provide a simple yet respectful funeral if the deceased has died within the Maldon District and has no known Next of Kin, family or friends.
We have a duty to respectfully bury with the District as long as the resident has died within the boundaries of Maldon District. If there is no one readily available to take on the funeral arrangements, where possible, we will endeavour to contact any possible contacts or leads to offer the rights of the burial.
If this process is unsuccessful or if there are no financial means to organise the funeral, the costs will be met by the council. Where possible we will endeavour to contact anyone related or in association with the deceased to cover the fees for and attending the burial itself.