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Mayor of Thatcham unveils new post box at London Road Cemetery





Mayor of Thatcham Mark Lillycrop has unveiled a postbox at London Road Cemetery.

The white and gold post box – in the middle of the cemetery – will provide a dedicated space to send cards, letters and messages to lost loved ones.

Mark Lillycrop with the post box, picture: TTC
Mark Lillycrop with the post box, picture: TTC

The council said the initiative will provide a meaningful way for people to connect with their departed family and friends throughout the year.

The postbox was introduced by Westerleigh Cemetery and Crematorium.

It said the postbox enables people to write letters, cards and messages to those they have lost, and ‘post them’.

That includes letters, postcards, birthday cards, anniversary cards, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards or Christmas cards.

The postbox is available to anyone who feels they may benefit from it.

Every letter or card put into the memorial postbox is treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality.

They are stored securely and are never opened or read.

The postbox is not owned or serviced by Royal Mail, so no address or stamp is needed on any messages to loved ones put into it.

The town council will hold the post securely in its office before disposing of it shortly later.

It said: “The post will be collected monthly by a member of Thatcham Town Council staff and kept securely at the office, the same process as with the tributes left on the Memory Tree.

“We can assure you they will be sympathetically handled and will not be opened.

“After a short time they will be respectfully disposed of in line with our environmental policy.

“If you would like any further information, please do contact us.”



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