Impact on council services

12:18pm - 15 January 2021

Essential council services have continued throughout the pandemic and this will not change during the latest lockdown.

Recycling and waste are still collected from the kerbside, social care is provided for adults and children, roads are repaired and gritted, and community meals are delivered, among many others.

Here is a round-up of other services during this lockdown:

  • Parks, play areas and public toilets are open for use during daily exercise
  • The Town Hall, in Weston-super-Mare, continues to offer pre-booked essential appointments. If you have an enquiry, first call 01934 888 888
  • Children’s centres are open for appointments, including midwifery
  • Recycling centres and car parks also remain open. Their use is being monitored and any changes will be made if needed.
  • Libraries have temporarily closed, but click and collect is still available at all libraries except Congresbury. Any books you currently have on loan will be automatically extended until at least March. Reservations can continue to be made online but it may take longer than usual for items to reach your library. Libraries are more than just a physical space and the range of online services continues, including access to eBooks, e-audio, eMagazines, comics and eResources. For the latest updates follow the library service on Twitter or Facebook. If you’re not yet a member, you can join quickly and easily online.
  • The Playhouse TheatreTropicana, Bay Café and The Campus in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset Hall in Portishead, and all leisure centres are closed.
  • Weddings can continue at the Town Hall with a maximum of six guests, and birth and death registrations also continue by appointment.
  • The Motex Centre in Weston continues to offer pre-booked appointments for those who may need mobility equipment or demonstrations.

Keep up-to-date with council services on the council’s website or on social media at Facebook or Twitter.