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Changes to services as a result of new COVID-19 lockdown

Published on Wednesday, 6th January 2021

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has updated its range of services impacted by the government’s latest response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Council parks remain open along with cemeteries, children’s playgrounds and public toilets. However the borough’s leisure centres, Bedworth Civic Hall, the Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery in Riversley Park, and the Town Hall remain closed. Meetings are available on an appointment basis where other means of resolving the customer’s query cannot be found. 

With very high levels of use of public parks, people are being asked to take their rubbish home with them wherever possible. Additional wheelie bins will be put in place as in previous lockdowns, to help manage the higher than usual numbers of visitors to Riversley Park and Miners’ Welfare Park in Bedworth. 

Waste and recycling services continue as normal, and recycling centres are open for booked appointments. 

The council’s Housing Team and partners in the voluntary sector will be renewing their efforts to ensure that anyone found sleeping rough is found a place to stay. They will also continue to provide support to those in temporary accommodation.   

Finance and business support teams are on stand-by to process the new lockdown grants to be made available to businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure. Details of how to access this funding will be available shortly, with up to date information available online. 

Planning and licensing services are also continuing to operate as normal a service as possible in the current circumstances.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council leader Cllr Julie Jackson said:

“We must do all we can to continue to protect the NHS and help stop the spread of this virus. 

“We realise the devastating effect this latest lockdown is having on our communities and local businesses, and will continue to support people where we can. 

“We aim to keep council services running wherever this is allowed by government, taking appropriate measures to protect the public and our excellent staff teams are working hard to help keep everyone safe.” 

The council’s customer services team can help respond to queries about access to borough council services, call 024 7637 6376. 

Full details of the services available and those affected by the pandemic can be found on the council's website: https://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk

Full details of the restrictions imposed nationally as part of lockdown can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Full details about local help available for people shielding or extremely vulnerable can be found here: https://apps.warwickshire.gov.uk/covid19directory