Covid-19 Roadmap to Recovery

Details setting out the roadmap to recovery

COVID Restrictions easing from 17 May

The government has announced that coronavirus restrictions will be easing further thanks to the success of the vaccine programme and the national efforts to keep to restrictions.
From Monday 17 May, some restrictions will be cautiously lifted in Step 3 of the roadmap:

· there will be new guidance on meeting family and friends, including social distancing rules in these situations, and being able to meet 6 people or 2 households indoors, and up to 30 people outdoors

· indoor entertainment and hospitality venues can reopen, such as pubs and restaurants, cinemas, theatres, and indoor play areas

· hostels, hotels, and B&Bs can reopen

· all remaining university students will be able to return to in-person teaching

· the number of named visitors for those in care homes will increase from 2 to 5

· some international travel will be allowed.

You should continue to follow social distancing when not with friends and family including in workplaces, shops, pubs and restaurants and other public settings.

So please remember: hands, face, space, and fresh air.

Full guidance about the new rules in place from Monday 17 May can be found at

Contacting the Council

The Council has had to close its office at 13 High Street, meaning staff have to handle most business remotely.  With immediate effect, therefore:

  1. We strongly recommend that all enquiries and applications be submitted by email to with relevant documents attached, preferably in pdf format.
  2. If this is not possible, please telephone 023 8081 3218.
  3. Please do NOT hand deliver or post items to 13 High Street or (if already known) the Clerk’s home address without alerting us by email or telephone first.

Click on the poster above to view as a PDF

Published on Friday 27/03/2020

Lyndhurst Parish Council is publishing this information to explain arrangements it is making, as the local burial authority in Lyndhurst, to ensure that essential interments and other applications can proceed during the present public health emergency.

Facilitating coffin burials (including granting exclusive rights if necessary) will be our highest priority.

We will be as flexible as we can about legal requirements (for example, where necessary, we may be able to accept electronic signatures of rights’ owners on notices of interment).

However, some legal issues cannot be ignored and where rights have been previously sold some form of signature from a living rights owner may still be required.

Since it is often necessary for a transfer of rights to be made and registered before an interment in a purchased grave, the more notice we have so we can assist with these formalities and avoid delay, the better.

Facilitating interments of cremated remains will be our next priority.

We would encourage such interments to be delayed where possible since it is quite possible that restrictions on graveside ceremonies (especially on numbers of persons in attendance) may have to be applied.

We will try to deal next with applications to buy exclusive rights not linked with any immediate interment.

Finally, memorial applications will be treated with the lowest priority and it may not be possible for these to be processed during the emergency.

Payment of fees

It would greatly assist us if fees, once notified/agreed, could be paid by BACS rather than cheque.  Our account details are as follows:

Account Name:  Parish Council of Lyndhurst
Lloyds Bank sort code:  30-95-32
Account number:  00771071

Graveside Ceremonies
In the current changeable climate if it does become necessary for us to impose restrictions on ceremonies we will give you as much notice of these as we can and endeavour to publish them promptly on our website  Present advice is no more than ten mourners, all of whom should be family members, with social distancing observed at all times.

Chairman and Clerk to the Council

Published on Friday 27/03/2020

Refuse & Recycling Collections

New Forest District Council are expecting severe service disruption to refuse & recycling collections over the next few days or weeks.

In anticipation of this, we recommend taking the following measures:

  1. Minimise your waste, eat any leftovers
  2. Appropriately wrap and freeze, until refuse collection day, any food waste which cannot be composted in your own garden
  3. Wash and dry food packaging before throwing in the bin

This will minimise unpleasant odours and attraction of vermin.

Coronavirus: Storing waste advice

Please see below for public advice on storing waste -  would be grateful for any sharing of this information you are able to do (it is on our facebook and twitter also) :

Advice on how to store your rubbish for anyone with confirmed or possible Coronavirus or if you are self-isolating (COVID-19): 16/03/2020

Double bag all waste that contains tissues
Do not put it out for collection for at least 72 hours

Double bag: Personal waste (such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloth) should be stored separately to other waste, put in a rubbish bag  and then put into a second bag / black sack.  This should be tied and kept separate from other waste in the room/s in which you are self-isolating.

Keep aside for at least 72 hours: Do not put it out for collection for at least 3 days. As an example, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Thursday, that bag can be put out for collection on Thursday morning. However, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Wednesday, you would need to hold onto that bag until your collection day the following week.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

This advice is based on guidance form central government, designed to prevent transmission of the virus.

Published on Thursday 26/03/2020

Coles Mead Recreation Ground

Lyndhurst Parish Council regrets that we have had to close Coles Mead Recreation Ground for the duration of the current restrictions in force brought about due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to being able to welcome residents back once restrictions have been lifted but in the meantime your co-operation would be very much appreciated.

M H Weston
Clerk to the Council