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Bank Holiday service arrangements for HM Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral – Monday 19 September

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Shropshire Council services will be affected by the Bank Holiday declared for the state funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II on Monday 19 September 2022. 

The main services changes are as follows.

For the latest information please visit the council website.

  • Recycling and waste collections – all collections during the week beginning Monday 19 September will take place one day later than normal. Collections return to normal on Monday 26 September. If your normal collection day is on a Monday, this will now be Tuesday, and so on. 
  • The household recycling centres in Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Whitchurch, Bridgnorth and Craven Arms usually remain open on a Bank Holiday, and will be open on 19 September, from 9am to 5pm. 
  • Libraries and museums will close. Condolence books hosted in those buildings will reopen for the public to sign on Tuesday 20 September, the last day that these condolence books are open. There is also an online condolence book at www.royal.uk  
  • Theatre Severn, and the Old Market Hall, will be closed. Ticketholders affected by the closure will be contacted directly, or they can contact the Box Office on 01743 281281
  • Registrars will be open for pre-booked appointments only 
  • Our country parks will be open, but visitor centres will remain closed. Toilets will also be available. 
  • All planned highways maintenance work scheduled to take place on Monday will be put back to Tuesday. 
  • On Monday 19 September it will be free to park in all Shropshire Council off-street surface pay and display car parks (not including Raven Meadows multi-storey in Shrewsbury)  
  • Our day services at Aquamira, Abbots Wood, Albert Roads and Greenacres will be closed, with normal service resuming on Tuesday (20 September). 
  • Blue badge services – closed.
  • Enable – closed.
  • HM Coroner’s Service – closed.
  • Housing enforcement – closed.
  • Shropshire Music Service – closed.
  • Parking enforcement – closed for penalty charge notice challenges and appeals.
  • Trading standards – closed.
  • Some leisure and fitness centres will open but will be operating reduced hours. They are:-

Ludlow – Open 6.30am-9.30am. Closed 9.30am – 5pm. Open as normal from 5pm.

Cleobury Mortimer – Open as normal from 4.30pm 

Shrewsbury Sports Village, The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre, Oswestry Leisure Centre and Market Drayton Swimming & Fitness Centre – open from 3pm until normal closing times. 

In summary, services that are usually open on a Bank Holiday will remain open on Monday 19 September. 

Lezley Picton, Leader of Shropshire Council, said:-    

“Monday’s Bank Holiday is a unique moment which will allow individuals and organisations to watch Her Majesty’s funeral, pay their respects and commemorate her reign, while marking the final day of the period of national mourning.   

“On the day we expect certain aspects of daily life to be put on hold, so those who wish to can watch the funeral and remember the Queen’s commitment and generosity of spirit shown throughout her life.   

“Many council services and buildings will change or close on Monday, as is the case on any other Bank Holiday. 

“However, there are some essential and frontline council services that will continue, and I would like to extend my thanks to all the council staff who will be working.”