Changes to Buckinghamshire Council services due to new national lockdown
|Following the announcement of a new national lockdown in England, Buckinghamshire Council has made some urgent changes to several of its key services.
Loans have been extended and no fines will be charged during the lockdown, so customers are advised to keep their books at home and to not worry about returning 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 at : www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/libraries
Internet access as well as ‘emergency assistance’ will be available for residents through the Council Access Points located at:
Schools and colleges
Funerals and weddings
Household bin collections
Household Recycling Centres
Road repairs and street cleaning
Parks and green spaces
Leisure centres and sports facilities
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 going online to 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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