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Wiltshire Council services during lockdown


A Wiltshire Council 'Live' Webinar took place on Tuesday 3 November. Wiltshire Council's Chief Executive Terence Herbert explained how lockdown will affect Council services and questions submitted by residents were answered.

One of the speakers was Kate Blackburn, Director of Public Health for Wiltshire Council


The Webinar was recorded and it is available to view on YouTube - click here to view.



The Information below was published by Wiltshire Council on 4 November 2020


The following services unfortunately cannot continue while the increased restrictions are in place:

  • Wiltshire Council and Places Leisure-run leisure centres will close temporarily – members will have their membership automatically frozen for one month, so any payments due to be processed on 5 November will not be taken - range of online content available - https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-active-communities

  • Leisure groups: Active Health, Get Wiltshire Walking, running programme, StreetGames, Healthier Communities, Walking Sports and Ability Sports

  • Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre - online content available at http://wshc.eu/

  • Weddings

Services which are set to continue or stay open

  • Social care services

  • Revenue and benefits

  • Household recycling centres and waste collection

  • Car parks – car parking fees will remain but people are advised to only travel if essential

  • Public parks

  • Street markets will continue with traders only able to sell food

  • Allotments

  • Registration services can conduct birth registrations and declarations via face-to-face appointments, notices of marriage and civil partnerships via face to face appointments, and death appointments by telephone. Funerals can be held but restricted to 30 mourners

  • Some libraries will provide an order and collect service – more details on that soon (any books currently loaned out will be extended for the duration of the restrictions)

  • Visitors allowed to main council hubs – but people are advised to only do this if absolutely necessary

  • Continuing to support rough sleepers in Wiltshire in the usual way. People can report rough sleepers at StreetLink or via the StreetLink app; this will direct the teams to help people who need it

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