Letters to Loved Ones at Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery

‘Letter to Loved Ones’ launched at Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery

Barry Town Council launched its ‘Letters to Loved Ones’ scheme on 27th June 2024. The Mayor of Barry, Councillor Iannucci-Williams was joined by members of the Halls, Cemeteries and Community Facilities Committee for the unveiling, along with Facilities Manager, Amanda Evans, and stone masons C.J. Balls Memorials who kindly donated the plaque to the project.

Following a suggestion made to the Council by a member of the public, the custom post box has been installed by the entrance to Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery.
The initiative allows family and friends to write letters / cards to their loved ones, which can bring comfort and help them through the grieving process. It’s free for anyone to post a letter to their loved ones, and letters will remain unopened. It is serviced by the team at Barry Town Council and not the Royal Mail, and therefore does not require postage. Please do not post regular mail in this post box, as this will not reach its intended destination.

Chair of the Halls, Cemeteries and Community Facilities Committee, Councillor Nic Hodges, said:
“In times of loss, words unspoken can weigh heavy on the heart. Through this initiative, let words flow freely on paper, offering solace to those who grieve with messages of love, remembrance, and healing.”

The Mayor of Barry, Councillor Iannucci-Williams said:
“Being able to visit loved ones at the cemetery can provide people with a sense of peace and help you remember and stay connected to important people who have left us. Leaving a letter to a loved one can provide a sense of belonging and continuity, and I am so proud that we are able to offer people this comfort at our cemetery.”

If you have any enquiries relating to the project or the cemetery, please contact the Bereavement Services Team Leader, Thomas Thorne – by emailing Info@barrytowncouncil.gov.uk