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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 at home and away from others.

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

See below for the key changes.



Staffordshire Place reception

The reception area at Staffordshire Place closed from Friday 27 March.

Please see our contact page for further information about what you can do online and our department contact numbers.



Bus services

From Thursday 19 March, bus operators which accept concessionary bus passes began accepting them before 9.30am

This is to support older people to take advantage of the offer by some supermarkets and food retailers to shop exclusively first thing in the morning.

Bus timetables may also be affected.

Please see the bus pages for further information.



Children's Centres

Activities at Staffordshire’s Children’s Centres closed on Friday 20 March 2020 until further notice.



Adult's Day Centres

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




All of Staffordshire’s libraries closed from Monday 23 March until further notice.

You can still access a range of eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks and Newspapers online through our eLibrary.

Please see the library pages for further information.



Archives and museums

Staffordshire Record Office, the Lichfield History Access Point and the William Salt Library in Stafford closed from Monday 23 March until further notice.

Please see the archives and heritage pages for further information.



Weddings and registration services

In support of the Government’s advice to stay at home and away from others, weddings are not permitted until further notice.

We know that this is hugely disappointing for people who were due to be married in the near future.

Our registrars service will work with couples to rearrange their weddings for later in the year.

Other registration appointments are also affected.

Please see our registration pages for further information.



Household waste and recycling centres

Household waste and recycling centres closed on Tuesday 25 March 2020 until further notice.



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. However facilities on country parks are closed - this includes visitor centres, toilets, cafes, play areas, barbecue facilities and car parks.

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.

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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