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Changes to county council services

We are making changes to some services to keep our residents and employees safe.

Some services have been temporarily stopped to ensure that residents are encouraged to stay alert and control the virus.

Council employees are being redeployed to support critical care services and keep vital services running.

See below for the key changes.

For information about council tax payments, bin collections, housing and business rates, please contact or visit the website of your district/borough council.



Bus services

Arrangements for older people’s concessionary bus pass travel returned to normal on Monday 8 June 2020. Holders of the older person’s pass will be able to travel free after 9.30am and all day on Saturdays and Sundays

Bus timetables may also be affected.

Please see the bus pages for further information.



Children's Centres

Activities at Staffordshire Children’s Centres remain closed until further notice, but childcare on sites reopened on 8 June 2020.



Adult's Day Centres

Many of Staffordshire’s day centres closed on Friday 20 March 2020 until further notice.




Staffordshire’s 43 libraries will begin a phased reopening from Monday 6 July.

Please see the library pages for further information.



Archives and museums

Staffordshire Record Office reopens to the public on Tuesday 14 July 2020.  As there are restrictions on the number of days on which we are open, the number of spaces available and the production of documents, advance booking is essential. The Lichfield History Access Point and the William Salt Library in Stafford remain closed until further notice.

Please see the archives and heritage pages for further information.




If your enquiry is regarding a wedding booking, please see the information on our Getting Married in Staffordshire website.



Household waste and recycling centres

Household waste and recycling centres have re-opened, but there are a few restrictions and social distancing measures in place.

Please see our updated waste and recycling page for more information.



Rights of way

For the latest information on rights of way, please see our coronavirus and rights of way page.



Country parks

Under the latest government guidance, our country parks, local sites and public rights of way remain open for local residents. 

We began a phased reopening of car parks from Wednesday 13 May, however other facilities on country parks remain closed - this includes visitor centres, toilets, cafes, play areas and barbecue facilities.

Please see our coronavirus and rights of way page for the latest information.

For everyone’s safety, we would ask you to please avoid unnecessary travel to sites. Please stay at home as much as possible and take your exercise as near to home as you can. 

Please see our country parks pages for further information.



Community learning

All of Staffordshire community learning's face-to-face provision is suspended until further notice, and many courses have moved to an online delivery model.

Please see the community learning service pages for more information.




Some aspects of the service the planning team offer may be impacted. Please see the planning update page for further information.


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