Oswestry Town Council has recently installed a ‘Letters to Heaven’ post box at Oswestry Town Cemetery, kindly donated by The British Ironwork Centre.

The idea was presented to former Oswestry Town Mayor, Councillor Jay Moore by Nick Popyk and Hannah Jones.

A ‘Letter to Heaven’ is a heartfelt message written by someone who has lost a loved one. It is a way to express feelings, memories, and thoughts to the departed. Writing letters can often bring solace and provide a sense of connection, even when our loved ones are no longer physically with us. It is a way to express emotions, share memories, and find comfort during the grieving process.

The post box provides a safe place for these heartfelt letters, allowing people to feel closer to their departed loved ones. The items placed in the post box will not be read by the Council and will be periodically discarded and composted, ensuring confidentiality and respect for the grieving families. There is no cost and no stamp required.

The British Ironwork Centre commented “’We are delighted to assist Nick Popyk, Hannah Jones and Oswestry Town Council in supporting those that are dealing and struggling with grief. The Letters To Heaven scheme encourages people to write messages to loved ones who have passed away. We are so passionate about supporting the local community and we are honoured to be partnering with Oswestry Town Council for this important project.’

Oswestry Town Mayor, Olly Rose commented. “We would like to thank Nick Popyk and Hannah Jones who proposed this initiative to Councillor Jay Moore, and The British Ironworks for offering to make this special letterbox for the cemetery. I hope this will help people in their grief and I am sure it will prove to be a comfort to many.“