Coronavirus Local Information



Wellow Help Group

This long established group is in need of some more volunteer drivers.

If, when this pandemic is over, some of the very kind and helpful people that stepped forward in our hour of need, feel they would like to continue as a volunteer, please give Ann Jarrett a call on 01794 322469.

We would love to be able to boost our ageing band of current drivers with some new blood. - 'Your village needs you!'

Thank you.

Naomi Shrimpton
Ann Jarrett

Smoke could be seen in the New Forest yesterday from the major incident at Wareham Forest in Dorset.

Please remember that the whole area is on a severe fire alert.

No barbecues are allowed in the New Forest.

Visitors to Canada Common have increased during the lockdown.

Please can we urge visitors to refrain from having barbeques or camping on Wellow Common.

In areas of open heathland following particularly dry spells, this increases to risk of forest fires as experienced in nearby Dorset in the last couple of days.

Please respect our local environment.

Hampshire Constabulary logo

Since the lockdown started, the Parish Council has received many complaints about people breaking the COVID-19 conditions.

This is a matter for the Police who are the only organisation who have the powers of enforcement for this.

If you would like to make a report, the Police have created a new online reporting section to do this to make it easier.

Please go to…/tell-us-about-possible-b…/

Statement Regarding the Easing of Restrictions During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Covid 19 - Wellow Parish Burial Ground – Funeral Arrangements

Arrangements are in place to allow burials to continue at Wellow Parish Burial ground, adjacent to St. Margaret’s Church.

Although the Parish Office is currently closed we continue to pick up emails and telephone messages remotely during normal office hours.

If you are an undertaker or family member needing to contact us to make funeral arrangements, in the first instance please contact the Parish Office in the usual way, by phoning on 01794 323275 or sending an email to

All the relevant forms are available on our website.

For the time being the Parish Council has decided to suspend the interment of ashes, but requests for burials for Wellow residents and those holding a grant of exclusive right will be accommodated.

We would request that all payments are made online at this time.

Annual Parish Report 2020

Unfortunately the Annual Parish Meeting scheduled for April did not take place due to the Coronavirus.  However, the usual report has been produced for residents to provide an update on what the Parish Council has achieved in 19/20 and what its plans are for the next 12 months.

Cold Calling

Hampshire Police and Trading Standards want to remind people not to be pressured into signing up for services and goods that they don’t actually need.