Decisions

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Decisions published

10/06/2019 - Burial facilities for members of the community with an Islamic Faith ref: 465    Decision Made

Decision Maker: Community & Resources

Made at meeting: 10/06/2019 - Community & Resources

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 10/06/2019

Decision:

Resolved:

 

1.    That the current cemetery procedures be reviewed and updated to reflect the current needs of the community.

 

2.    That the procedures are re-drafted to reduce the potential for mourner participation and remove the option to utilise shrouds (all burials should be in caskets).

 

3.    That the burial of members of other faith groups to be accommodated and  the principle to allocate and segregate an area of the Higher Cemetery in Bideford for specific use by the Islamic community be approved.

 

4.    That such provision be limited to residents of the District and be extended to other faith groups as may be necessary in the future.

 

5.    That all graves be traditional lawn graves; mound graves will not be accommodated. Over-sized tributes and headstones will not be permitted.

 

6.    That the full detail of the specific requirements should be developed following consultation and more detailed discussions with the local leaders of the respective faith groups.

 

7.    That it does not restrict the rights of the Council from extending the cemetery in the future.

 

 

 


10/06/2019 - Firework Displays/Starlings Roosting Under Bideford Bridge (Petition) ref: 464    Decision Made

Decision Maker: Community & Resources

Made at meeting: 10/06/2019 - Community & Resources

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 10/06/2019

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That Torridge District Council prohibit any further firework displays close to Bideford Long Bridge ie East-the-Water Wharves, and that Pollyfield Centre, a barge and the new Bridge be considered as alternatives.