BCC - Changes to our services
Updated: Mar 26, 2020
While we deal with the current outbreak of Covid-19, some council services may be affected. The most up-to-date information on each area is below:
Getting help or volunteering in Buckinghamshire
If you are at home and need additional help or wish to volunteer to help in your community, visit our community support hub.
Support for local businesses
Businesses in Buckinghamshire are being encouraged to make contact with Buckinghamshire Business First who are able to provide advice and support.
Advice for educational settings is available on Buckinghamshire Schoolsweb.
Latest on public transport including buses and concessionary passes
The main county libraries are currently remaining open but with some changes to book borrowing, collections, and payment of fines.
Physical borrowing is now suspended.
Waste services (all districts)
Waste services are currently operating with a reduced number of staff. We are working hard to minimise any disruption and will prioritise refuse collections, food waste collections and clinical waste collections.
All the county parks will remain open as normal - the sites are large open spaces where visitors will be able to maintain social distancing.
In light of the current situation, parking charges have been temporarily suspended at all our sites until further notice.
Season ticket holders will be automatically compensated with additional time added to their passes when they are renewed.
Fostering Information Events are on hold for the time being. If you were planning to come to our event on Thursday 19 March in Aylesbury we’d like instead to offer you an appointment using either Skype, Facetime or a 1-1 phone call with a member of the fostering recruitment team. They will be happy to give you all the information you would receive at the events and will answer any questions you may have.
We will always need foster carers to come forward and are still here to talk to anyone considering fostering. Please do get in touch with the fostering team.
Council-operated leisure centres in Buckinghamshire will be closing for the foreseeable future following government instructions to close all leisure facilities in the UK, in light of COVID-19 (coronavirus). For more information see our Leisure Centres updates page
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
The centre is now closed to public access for the foreseeable future.
However, we are still open for remote enquiries via email@example.com and 01296 382 587.
The Coroner Service and Court is now closed to the public. All Inquests due to be heard between Monday, 23 March and Monday, 27 April have been postponed and will be rescheduled.
The Coroner Service continues to operate as normal and can be contacted between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday on 01494 475505 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
WhizzFizzFest on 27 June has been cancelled; we will let you know when we have more information about rescheduling this event or refunding tickets.