What we spend

Contract funerals

We have a duty to arrange a funeral for people who have passed away if no known next of kin are located, or the next of kin are either unwilling or unable to make arrangements.

We are usually notified by the Essex Coroner's Service. When the coroner's officer has completed enquiries and is unable to trace next of kin, they contact us and we begin the arrangement of a contract funeral.

Contract funerals 2021/22

Name Address Date of funeral Fee paid
Stephen William Andrew Ashburn, known as Stephanie Anne Ashburn 30 Christchurch Road, Tilbury, RM18 8XP 28 August 2021 £630
Earnest George Pariser 74 Lime Close, South Ockendon, RM15 6NW 12 August 2021 £350
James Laurence Griffin Tasmania House, 53 Hobart Road, Tilbury, RM18 7SP 17 July 2021 £350
Kirsty Jane Moorhouse 27 Clayburn Gardens, South Ockendon, RM15 6AT 30 April 2021 £350

Contract funerals 2020/21

Name Address Date of funeral Fee paid
Hugh Connaughton 119 Vincent House, Schoolfield Road, Grays, RM20 3AN 23 March 2021 £350
Martin John Greetham 27 Freeman Court, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 7RH 1 May 2020 £265
Emmanuel Mbayo Flat above Magno Café, 535 London Road, Grays, RM20 4AD 2 April 2020 £265
Anita Morris 2 Davall House, Argent Street, Grays, RM17 6LP 2 April 2020 £265

Contract funerals 2019/20

Name Address Date of funeral Fee paid
Sidney James Vale 69 Frederick Andrews Court, Silver Locke Road, Grays, RM17 6EA 10 February 2020 £265
Erwin Grahl 58 Annifer Way, South Ockendon, RM15 5BT 10 February 2020 £265
Stephen (Thomas) Buckman The Willows, Buckles Lane, South Ockendon, RM15 6RS 23 October 2019 £265

Contract funerals 2018/19

Name Address Date of funeral Fee paid
Alan Andrew Clark 81 Grove Road, Grays, RM17 6JZ 18 February 2019 £265
Jules Julien Felicien Bennett Lodge, Waterson Road, Grays, RM16 4LD 18 May 2018 £265

Contract funerals 2017/18

Name Address Date of funeral Fee paid
Brian Housden 21 Piggs Corner, Southend Road, Grays, RM17 5RS 7 February 2018 £265
Alan Ramsey Chalmers 76 Ravel Gardens, Aveley, RM15 4NH 30 January 2018 £265
Michael Palfreyman Willow Lodge, Calcutta Road, Tilbury, RM18 7QJ 10 August 2017 £275
William Charles Farrow Willow Lodge, Calcutta Road, Tilbury, RM18 7QJ 8 August 2017 To be paid from the estate
Peter Frederick Stephen Wade – AKA Lewis 2 Balfour Court, Balfour Road, Grays, RM17 5NS 18 May 2017 £275

Contract funerals 2016/17

Name Address Date of funeral Fee paid
James T Clark 29 Lewes Close, Grays, RM17 6QG 30 June 2016 £265
Micheal J Wilson 57 George Crooks House, New Road, Grays, RM17 6PS 9 May 2016 £265

Contract funerals 2015/16

Name Address Date of funeral Fee paid
Tony Johnson, otherwise Anthony Richard Turner 36 River Court, Centurion Way, Purfleet, RM19 1ZY 5 August 2015 £265
Phillip Hoadley 88 Hogg Lane, Grays, RM17 5QT 4 August 2015 £265
George Thomas Sutton 45 Fairview Avenue, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0DT 23 June 2015 £265
Anthony Desmond Smith 204 Seabrooke Rise, Grays, RM17 6BL 18 June 2015 £265