Charity & Community

Changes to Buckinghamshire Council services during lockdown

Libraries

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

 

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hiya bucks

hiya bucks

Here at hiya bucks we go on regular walks exploring the local towns, villages, public footpaths, gardens, rivers, lakes and more! We love getting out and about discovering new places to visit and we thoroughly enjoy going to local events and getting involved with the community. We hope to inspire others to step out of their daily routines and see more of our Beautiful Buckinghamshire.