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Committee details

Mountsett Crematorium Joint Committee

Purpose of committee

Mountsett Crematorium Joint Committee comprises of 9 Durham County Councillors and 7 Gateshead Councillors. Its main functions are as follows:-


  • responsible for ensuring that its business is conducted in accordance with the law and proper standards, and that public money is safeguarded and properly accounted for, and used economically, efficiently and effectively. 
  • It also has a responsibility under the Local Government Act 1999 to make arrangements to secure continuous improvement in the way in which its functions are exercised, having regard to a combination of economy efficiency and effectiveness.
  • responsible for putting in place proper arrangements for the governance of its affairs and for ensuring that there is a sound system of internal control which facilitates the effective exercise of its functions and which includes arrangements for the management of risk.




Contact information

Support officer: Lucy Gladders. 03000 269 712


Democratic Services
Durham County Council
County Hall
County Durham
03000 269 714