Here’s the status of council services during lockdown:
Household Waste Recycling Centre: Will remain open for pre-booked visits. All waste and recycling collections will continue as normal but services may need to be prioritised should resources be affected.
Libraries: Will remain open to provide access to IT and digital services and for click-and-collect. Only West Swindon library will close. Several online library services - such as online story times, eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers - are also available and the Home Library Service will continue to run.
Public toilets: Town centre toilets will remain open, as will the toilets at Lydiard Park, Barbury Castle, Coate Water and Stanton Park.
Car parks: All council car parks will remain open.
Parks: People will continue to be able to visit council-run parks, as long as they adhere to the guidelines on socialising outdoors. At the Coate Water country park, the golf course will be closed as well as the play area and the Coate Water Miniature Railway. The cafés at both Coate Water and Lydiard Park will remain open for takeaway only.
The following venues are closed (or will remain closed if they are already):
- STEAM Museum
- Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
The Council's Customer Services desk will also remain closed.
Non-essential housing repairs for council tenants will temporarily cease, but emergency and urgent housing repairs will continue.
Check the Council’s website for the latest updates on services impacted by the national restrictions.