Decision details

Coroner Shared Service with Cambridgeshire County Council JAN15/CMDN/09

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Street Scene, Waste Management and Communications

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member agreed:


The secondment of a Cambridgeshire County Council Coroner’s Officer to the Coroner’s Service of Peterborough.


Reasons for the decision:

The Council must address the backlog of reported deaths and the use of an experienced officer to make an immediate impact is preferable to recruiting an officer whose benefit may be realised months later.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative option would be to recruit two inexperienced officers on six month contracts whose impact may not be felt until after May 2015 due to training.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Chief Coroner’s Guidance no.14: Mergers of Coroner Areas.


Publication date: 27/01/2015

Date of decision: 26/01/2015

Effective from: 31/01/2015

Accompanying Documents: