This page will be updated regularly. As the government advice, requirements and initiatives for help are being updated daily or even more often, please use the links below to see the most recent advice. The rest of this page will concentrate on local initiatives and information and general advice on keeping active mentally and physically and interacting safely with others through various media. Please contact the Parish Clerk via email if you have ideas that can be shared with other parishioners.

Keep safe, keep well and keep in contact.

Herefordshire Council has published Back to School Safely information to help pupils and parents –

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:

Letter from Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire

Letter from Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire 8.6.20

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

S&A update 21 May 2020


Help with Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Calls

Graffiti on Sutton Walls

There has been an ongoing issue with graffiti on Sutton Walls.  Anyone posting graffiti should be aware that graffiti is regarded as an act of criminal damage under the Criminal Damage Act 1971.  The Sutton Walls Conservation Group are monitoring this situation and trying to remove the graffiti.  The current lockdown makes this difficult as many members of the group are self-isolating.  Sutton Walls is an ‘At Risk’ Ancient Scheduled Monument which has protected status and is of huge historical significance so should be valued rather than defaced.

New Herefordshire Council web pages with 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

Coronavirus update to parishioners 7.4.20

Marden Parish Council Coronavirus letter to parishioners 24.3.20

Christine’s Catering is now delivering community boxes and home-made meals to Marden, ring 01432 352152 or 07967 006786 or go to


The council’s Economic Development Team delivers a service called the Marches Growth Hub Herefordshire.  This online service offers FREE support services for all local businesses.  There are a number of government supported initiatives that can potentially help businesses through this unprecedented time of uncertainty.

If you are a business wishing to have further information on Covid-19 then the details of the local support are available on the Marches Growth Hub Website –  Alternatively if you wish to discuss with a member of the Economic Development team please contact 01432 261758 or 01432 383633 or

Access help for parents with schooling and activities

Lots of ideas from this link

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