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Cemetery grounds now closed with immediate effect (30 March)

Published 30 March

The Prime Minister announced on Monday 23 March that all social events must now be stopped, excluding funerals (which can only be attended by a maximum of six mourners, from the immediate family), in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Cemetery grounds are now closed with immediate effect (30 March) – only the six mourners from the immediate family attending the funeral are permitted to visit the grave during the funeral. Waiting rooms, Book of Remembrance rooms and memorial rooms are also closed.

Memorial sales, memorial headstone permitting, buying graves in reserve, scatterings and cremated remains interments are all suspended until further notice.

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Widney Manor Cemetery to open on weekdays as restrictions start to ease

Solihull Council will open Widney Manor Cemetery on weekdays, 4 – 6pm, from Monday 1 June.  The council took the decision in line with government guidance and after monitoring the situation.

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“Please take your litter home”

The Leader of Solihull Council has asked local residents to respect Solihull’s parks and open spaces and take their litter home with them after the borough experienced an increase in littering over recent weekends.

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