Births, Deaths & Ceremonies

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Blaenavon's Broad Street to come alive with entertainment

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Live music, magic acts, dance performances and free fair rides are a few of the delights residents and visitors can experience at the Blaenavon World Heritage Day this weekend...
Friday 28 January 2022

Funeral attendance Gwent Crematorium - permitted numbers of mourners

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With the Welsh Government announcement that Wales has moved fully into alert level zero, the number of mourners permitted to attend funerals in the Gwent Crematorium Chapel, Croesyceiliog has increased
Tuesday 4 January 2022

Cremation attendance - permitted numbers of mourners

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The number of mourners permitted to attend cremations at the Gwent Crematorium Chapel, Croesyceiliog will be again restricted to twenty with effect from the 26th December 2021
Wednesday 27 October 2021

Cemetery opening times changing from Sunday 31 October

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In conjunction with daylight saving and clocks going back an hour, from Sunday 31 October, cemeteries in Torfaen will be changing to winter opening hours...
Thursday 22 July 2021

Funeral attendance - permitted numbers of mourners

Funeral attendance - permitted numbers of mourners
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The numbers of mourners permitted to attend funerals at Gwent cemeteries and Gwent Crematorium is changing in line with updated government guidance
Monday 7 June 2021

Opportunities to work with an Ecologist to enhance wildlife at churchyards and burial sites

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Love Your Burial Ground Week runs from Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 June, and this year, the Council, along with partner organisations, are leading on several sub-projects under The Resilient Greater Gwent work programme, funded by Welsh Government's Enabling Natural Resources & Wellbeing Grant...
Tuesday 16 February 2021

Reminder to mourners and how to reduce the risks

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Those that have lost loved ones over the last year, whether related to the pandemic or not, have had to deal with the extra stress and complications that the virus and associated restrictions have caused...
Thursday 17 December 2020

New parents claiming Child Benefit reminded to register births

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Parents in Wales are being urged to register the birth of their newborns, so HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) can verify their Child Benefit claims
Thursday 22 October 2020

Cemetery opening times changing from Sunday 25th October

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In conjunction with daylight saving and clocks going back an hour on Sunday, from Sunday the 25th of October, cemeteries in Torfaen will be changing to winter opening hours. Cemeteries will be open daily between 9am-5pm...
Thursday 30 July 2020

Burial attendance - permitted numbers of mourners

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Today (30/07/20), the Gwent Local Resilience Forum, including the five councils, agreed to increase the number of mourners permitted to attend funerals at cemeteries within the five local authority areas of Gwent to 30
Friday 24 July 2020

Cemetery opening times changing from Monday 27th July

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From Monday 27th July cemeteries in Torfaen will be open daily from 9am-7pm.
Wednesday 1 July 2020

Burial attendance – permitted numbers of mourners

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Gwent Local Resilience Forum (LRF) statement on numbers at BURIAL services
Wednesday 24 June 2020

Registrar services resume in Torfaen

Registrar services resume in Torfaen
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Following a change in legislation by the Welsh Government on the 22nd June 2020, birth registrations and appointments for notices of marriage can now recommence in Torfaen
Saturday 23 May 2020

Funeral attendance - permitted numbers

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Today (23/5/20), partners of the Gwent Local Resilience Forum agreed to increase the number of mourners permitted to attend funerals, memorial services and gatherings at Gwent Crematorium and cemeteries within the five local authority areas of Gwent, to ten
Thursday 16 April 2020

Directory of bereavement support available

Directory of bereavement support available
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We all know from experience that bereavement is difficult under any circumstances so knowing where to turn for support is important.
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