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FOI 13190

Public Health Funerals

Request

Please respond to the following request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
1. Has the Council in any capacity entered into a contract, whether formal or otherwise and whether for payment or not, for the services of Prospect PS Limited, including but not restricted to:

a. its duties in respect of ‘public health funerals’ and associated matters in relation to property owned by the deceased person who has been the subject of the funeral and/or
b. dealing with long-term empty properties where the Council is intervening using relevant powers?

2. If so, please provide the reason that Prospect PS Limited was approached, the nature of the contract (so far as the information is not exempt) and the address of the property (ies) upon which Prospect PS was instructed and for what specific service.

3. If there has been any communication between the Council and Prospect PS Limited, including approaches by the company to the Council to be considered for work on behalf of the Council, please provide a copy of any correspondence, email or record of such communication.

Response

1. Has the Council in any capacity entered into a contract, whether formal or otherwise and whether for payment
or not, for the services of Prospect PS Limited, including but not restricted to: -

a. its duties in respect of 'public health funerals' and associated matters in relation to property owned by the deceased person who has been the subject of the funeral and/or - NO
b. dealing with long-term empty properties where the Council is intervening using relevant powers? - NO

2. If so, please provide the reason that Prospect PS Limited was approached, the nature of the contract (so far as the information is not exempt) and the address of the property (ies) upon which Prospect PS was instructed and for what specific service. – N/A

3. If there has been any communication between the Council and Prospect PS Limited, including approaches by the company to the Council to be considered for work on behalf of the Council, please provide a copy of any correspondence, email or record of such communication – N/A