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Update on Wiltshire Council services for Monday 19 September

Wiltshire Council is updating residents on council services following the announcement that there will be a national bank holiday on Monday 19 September to mark the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Published 14 September 2022
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Wiltshire Council is updating residents on council services following the announcement that there will be a national bank holiday on Monday 19 September to mark the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Here are the details of services affected on 19 September:

  • No collections of waste or recycling will take place on Monday 19 September. All collections due on the day of the Queen's funeral will instead take place Tuesday 20 September. For collections scheduled between Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 September we ask that bins and containers are placed out as normal by 7am, though some collections may not be completed until the following day.
  • All household recycling centres will be closed with normal opening hours resuming from 20 September.
  • Leisure centres will be closed with normal opening hours resuming from 20 September.
  • Libraries will be closed, with no mobile library service on offer on that day. Any books that were due to be returned by 19 September will be extended until 26 September. Books of condolence will be available in libraries until the end of the day on 20 September. Normal library opening hours will resume from 20 September.
  • Buses will be running to Sunday timetables, therefore bus routes that do not normally run on a Sunday will not be running on 19 September. To find out timings on this date, people are advised to call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or contact the local bus company. Park and ride sites will be closed with normal opening hours resuming from 20 September.
  • Schools and colleges will be closed.
  • Registration services will only be open for scheduled ceremonies.
  • The three main council hubs (Bourne Hill, County Hall and Monkton Park) will be closed.
  • All roadworks scheduled to take place on Monday 19 September will be suspended for the day, which may mean that the duration of these works are extended by a day. Highways operations will be emergencies only.

Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Leader said: This is a very sad period for the country. The suspension of some of our services on the day of the funeral will enable our staff to pay their respects to Her Majesty and mark the final day of the period of national mourning.

We thank those staff who are on call or who will be continuing to provide vital front-line services. We understand staff who are working to ensure essential services are maintained will also wish to pay their respects and will be supporting them to do this

The bank holiday will mark the last day of the period of national mourning.

The government has announced that there will be a national moment of reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday 18 September at 8pm.

Members of the public are invited to write down their personal thoughts and memories; there are books of condolence at each of the council's hubs (County Hall, Monkton Park and Bourne Hill) and all Wiltshire Council libraries and mobile libraries. An online book of condolence can be found www.wiltshire.gov.uk/registration-service/royal-memorial-events/commemorating-her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii..

Details surrounding the funeral, where to place floral tributes, national guidance and our service updates in full can all be found at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/registration-service/royal-memorial-events/commemorating-her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii..

 

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