Coronavirus – Parish Support and News, Information and Other Ideas

Marden Coronavirus Volunteer Service

While Coronavirus restrictions continue, if you have no support and need help, please contact one of the Co-ordinators, Kate Ryan on, phone 07980 310696 or David Bennett on, phone 07702 582584.

The pharmacy at Bodenham surgery is continuing to open as usual for you to collect prescriptions. In the meantime, when you are called to have your Covid vaccination, we hope that you will take up the offer to protect yourself and your loved ones and the community of Marden.

Covid 19 Bereavement Counselling

For up to date information on St Michael’s Hospice services and visiting go to
The Counselling and Bereavement Team at St Michael’s Hospice recognise the difficulties faced by the community within the current Coronavirus pandemic. We are offering telephone listening support to any family, friend or carer who has been bereaved after losing someone from Covid 19.  To find out more contact:
Sarah Jenkins  tel: 01432 852627  email:
Karen Evans    tel: 01432 852649   email:

Test and Trace Scam

Unfortunately there are scams circulating around the UK from unscrupulous people who are seeking to gain from the COVID-19 situation by contacting people randomly posing as a contact tracer and informing those people that they have been in contact with an infected person.
The caller states they are from the NHS Test and Trace service and states that according to their system they have come into close contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19, therefore they needed to self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test.
The caller asks for the persons address and a payment card details, and a one off fee as there are penalties for not complying.This is a scam.
Please note the following. Contact tracers will never:
• Ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
• Ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product of any kind
• Ask for any details about your bank account
• Ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
• Ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
• Disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts
• Provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms
• Ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
• Ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS
For further information on the Test and Trace service – visit:
WISH Herefordshire website – includes useful information on food outlets that are providing delivering or takeaway service at the current time

Help with Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Calls

New Herefordshire Council web pages

Information on latest data, help with paying Council Tax and rent, staying at home, working from home, local services, links to latest health and government information and many other useful links

Links to local initiatives and information

Useful information on Herefordshire Council’s WISH website, go to Hereford area for more detailed information
Christine’s Catering is now delivering community boxes and home-made meals to Marden, ring 01432 352152 or 07967 006786 or go to
Access help for parents with schooling and activities
Lots of ideas from this link