Library staff have been deployed to assist with the vulnerable and shielding programme, so all Buckinghamshire libraries are closed until further notice.
Loans have been extended and no fines will be charged during the lockdown, so customers are advised to keep their books at home and not to return them at the moment.
On site access to Buckinghamshire Archives will also remain closed – see this page for more information: http://bit.ly/BucksArchives
The online library is still available for eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewpapers and online reference services such as Ancestry, and new members can join online here www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/libraries
Internet access and ‘emergency assistance’
This is available for residents through the Council Access Points located at:
Walton Street, Aylesbury
The Gateway, Aylesbury
King George V House, Amersham
Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe
Funerals and weddings
Funerals can still take place with up to 30 guests. Weddings and equivalent ceremonies will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances and with up to six people.
Household bin collections
These will continue as normal and residents can check their bin collection dates here www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/bin-collection-recycling-and-waste
Household Recycling Centres
All sites will remain open during the lockdown.
Road repairs and street cleaning
These services will carry on as normal.
Parks and green spaces
Buckinghamshire’s three country parks will remain open.
Leisure centres and sports facilities
All Buckinghamshire Council leisure and sports centres – with the exception of playgrounds – will remain closed during the lockdown. This includes The South Buckinghamshire Golf Course and outdoor sports courts and multi-use games areas.
Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities & Public Health, said:
“I know that many people will find the new national lockdown difficult to deal with, but in order to stem the rise in coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire it’s vital that we all continue to play our part by only going out when necessary, and sticking to the government’s ‘Hands, Face, Space’ guidance.
“Hopefully, with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines across the county, we will soon start to see the tide turning on coronavirus cases. Once this happens, we can then look forward to beginning a return to normality.
”If you need to contact the council during the lockdown, please do so via our Contact Centre either by calling 0300 131 6000 or visiting www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/your-council/contact-us”
For the latest information on Buckinghamshire Council services please visit: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk