Work at Hengoed Cemetary


At this time of year, the maintenance contractor for Hengoed Cemetery carries out levelling and turfing work on lawn graves, at least 12 months old, and their surrounding areas.

Visitors to the Cemetery please note that floral and other tributes will be removed from grave-tops to enable the necessary work to be completed.  Such items will be placed initially behind the appropriate Memorial Headstone and then moved to the Storage Area for disposal.  Thank you.

(Enquiries should be addressed to the Acting Cemetery Officer at 07565 528821)

Health News

Help Is Available This May Bank Holiday
 – Just Contact NHS 111

‘Help is available this May bank holiday’, say GPs in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

NHS 111 will be available to contact, and practices will be open across the county during normal opening times on Friday, 8 May – although you may be asked to attend a different practice if you need a face-to-face appointment.

Pharmacies will also be open between 2pm and 5pm, with some pharmacies planning to open for longer.

Residents are advised to check practice and pharmacy websites for opening times as well as specific arrangements for the May bank holiday.

Also open are Urgent Treatment Centres at the Whitchurch and Bridgnorth Minor Injury Units, which have been temporarily relocated from the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Health bosses at the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are urging people not to hesitate to seek help if they have any health concerns.

Help is available either by calling NHS 111, free from any landline or mobile, by visiting, or contacting your GP practice directly. People should only attend the premises if they have a pre-booked appointment.

Want to celebrate VE Day?

Sarah Kerr
Armed Forces Outreach Support Coordinator:

As you are very well aware, this year is the 75th Anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day, marking the end of nearly six years of WW2, and people celebrated victory with street parties, dancing and singing.  

Whilst street parties and large gatherings are sadly no longer an option right now and with so many wonderful VE Day events now cancelled, we are asking supporters to re-create that war-time spirit in their own homes!  Will you help us promote this far and wide?

Supporters are able to join our VE Day 75 Competition where they will receive a Virtual VE Day 75 ‘Celebrate at Home’ Party Pack which includes ideas for wartime rationing party food, 1940’s decorations, old time songs, dances, hair and fashion of the era to help you have a brilliant 1940’s inspired Bank Holiday Party in your own homes. 

We then have an opportunity for party photos to be entered into a competition to be in with the chance to win prizes including a Signed Red Arrows Print or a Luxury Hamper

Please help us get the nation partying at home!

Parish Council Meetings – new arrangements to be made

The Government has issued regulations regarding local council meetings in the light of the Covid 19 pandemic, which mean that face-to-face meetings are currently postponed. The Parish Council will continue to conduct essential business and is exploring setting up ‘virtual’ meetings which the public may be able to view.

If you have a matter which you wish to draw to the attention of the Council, please email or telephone the Locum Clerk on and 07866 494411

Information about Doctors Surgeries

Easter Opening Times for GP Practices and Pharmacies in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

GP practices in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will be ‘open as usual’ on Good Friday and Easter Monday this bank holiday weekend.
In support of this, pharmacies will also open between 2pm and 5pm on these days, with some pharmacies planning to open for longer.
Residents are advised to check GP practice and pharmacy websites for specific opening times as these may vary.
In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people are asked not to attend their GP practice unless they have a pre-booked appointment.
However, people are also advised that despite the outbreak, those that need to contact their GP should still do so.
If anyone needs an appointment they can contact their practice. There is also help and advice available from or by calling 111 free from any landline or mobile.