Decision details

Grave Digging service for GBC Cemeteries

Decision Maker: Joint Executive Head: Environmental Services

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To enter into a contract with a company for their professional services in providing grave digging services to GBC Cemeteries.

Reasons for the decision:

The council requires professional services to perform its grave digging within cemeteries as part of its bereavement and memorial business continuity.

Alternative options considered:

GBC has investigated sharing resources but non have the specialist skills or capacity. Without this resource GBC would not be able to provide a local burial service for families which accounts for approx 50 per annum.

Source of Authority to take Decision:

Constitution 21 July 2023, general delegation to all services leaders (Part 3, Page 3-42 Para 2(c)):

2. To undertake the day-to-day management and operation of staff reporting to them and of the premises and services for which they are responsible in accordance with the policies and procedures laid down by the Council, including:

(c) entering into contracts, memoranda of understanding or other arrangements”

Publication date: 15/03/2023

Date of decision: 15/03/2023