Building closures and disruption to council services due to the coronavirus outbreak

We're working hard to support residents, visitors, businesses and our staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus outbreak: service disruption

Service disruptions

Rubbish and recycling

All of our bin collections are running as normal at present, however, there are some changes to our services:

Housing repairs

Emergency repairs are those classed as necessary to avoid danger to occupants or damage to the property, eg. a total loss of electrical power, toilet broken or not working (where this is only one in the property) and major leaks in your water system.

Homelessness

If you have an enquiry related to homelessness and you are unable to call our customer services team, knock the main Town Hall door and someone will speak to you.

Housing allocations

With immediate effect, we will no longer be advertising our own housing stock during the weekly bidding cycles. This will include removing current live adverts.

Landlords and tenants

We have prepared a summary of advice for landlords and tenants about their rights and responsibilities during the coronavirus outbreak and to support the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Private sector housing

We will only be visiting complaints of disrepair in privately rented properties if there is a risk of serious harm to the tenant or where the repair needed is an emergency.  The responsibility will still be on the landlord to resolve these issues where an emergency exists.  View further details of how private tenants can be supported with repairs at this time.

Rent and council tax

Contact the team to discuss your options if you would like to discuss payment options to pay your council tax or need support for claiming benefit,

Bedworth Civic Hall

All upcoming performances at Bedworth Civic Hall have been cancelled and future ticket sales remain suspended.

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

While the building is closed, we will continue to share our collections through our Facebook, Instagram and blog accounts.

Leisure centres

Our leisure centres are closed.  Visit Everyone Active website for the latest information on site closures.

Markets

Only stalls selling essential items such as foodstuffs, eg. bread, cakes, meat and vegetables will be open to trade in our Nuneaton and Bedworth markets. Anyone visiting the market must stay at least two metres from others and follow Government guidelines on social distancing, self-isolation and hygiene.

  • All other non-essential market stalls will be closed

Parks, play areas and green gyms

Our Borough parks currently remain open but all children’s playgrounds and play areas including ancillary facilities as well as green gyms are closed until further notice. View Government guidance on access to green spaces.

Planning

We are currently not sending letters of consultation to residents on new planning applications . As soon as we are able to, we will be sending these letters and allowing the statutory 21 day consultation period for residents to comment.

We will not be issuing an decision notices until consultation has been carried out.

Cemeteries

Graveside restrictions on the number of people that can attend a funeral are in place and no more than 16 people can attend a graveside funeral service.

No scatterings or burials of cremated remains will take place other than those that have already been arranged.

Pest control service

All appointments for domestic pest control are currently suspended and the pest control team will not be undertaking any visits to properties until further notice.

Abandoned vehicles

Our abandoned vehicle removal contractor is currently not removing any vehicles due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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We thank you for your patience and understanding which is invaluable during these challenging times for all of us.

Last updated Tuesday, 26th May 2020

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