Shropshire Council

Memorial consultation

In 2015 we offered to provide a local memorial to the parent group ‘Action for Ashes’ to remember all of the infants who were cremated at Emstrey and particularly those for whom very regrettably ashes were not recovered.

We were approached last year by some parents from Action for Ashes and held discussions with them to discuss the council funding an appropriate memorial.  Some parents have enquired if a memorial is still available and have also offered their suggestions on some design ideas and suggested a company that can create a fitting memorial.

We initially offered and are willing to provide a memorial and would like to obtain parents’ views on related aspects.  The purpose of this letter is to advise you that a consultation about the proposed memorial is taking place and to advise you where you can see relevant information and how you may make your views known.

It is important that as many views as possible are obtained and are taken into account.  We therefore wish to make this consultation as convenient as possible to enable parents to respond. 

Sharing your views

You can make your views known by contacting the council in the following ways:

Online: Using our short online feedback form (this is hosted on Surveymonkey)

Go to the online form now »

By post: Memorial Consultation, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

By email:

Thank you for taking the time to share your views.  The consultation will close on the 1 May 2018, if you could provide your response by then that would be helpful. 

Further details of the outcome of the consultation and the next steps will be communicated, either in writing to parents or here in this area of the council’s website.