Bank holiday changes to council services

Last Updated: 13 September 2022

13 September 2022

Following the announcement of a bank holiday on Monday 19 September 2022 for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, there will be some changes to South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) services on that day.

The council’s offices in Kendal will be closed and bin/recycling rounds will be carried out a day later than usual all week.

For residents whose scheduled collection day is Friday 23 September, council crews will be working on Saturday 24 September. Colleagues will do their very best to complete everyone’s rounds although there may be some disruption to the collection of green waste due to limited staff availability. The council apologises in advance for any inconvenience. Crews will return to catch up on the next scheduled calendar day in two weeks’ time.

SLDC Deputy Leader Councillor Andrew Jarvis said: “People across South Lakeland and beyond will come together to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen on Monday 19 September, the day of the State Funeral and the final day of the period of National Mourning.

“It’s appropriate that most council services should pause for the day, but I would like to thank all those council colleagues who will be working on the bank holiday to help keep essential services running, such as the dedicated team of support workers at our Town View Fields Hostel in Kendal.”

Cllr Jarvis added: “Flags will continue to be flown at half-mast on public buildings in South Lakeland until 8am on the day after Her Majesty’s funeral, and books of condolence will also close on that day.

“Thank you to everyone who attended Sunday’s Proclamation of King Charles III at Kendal Town Hall and to all who have paid tribute to our wonderful Queen during these momentous past few days. Her Majesty’s visits to South Lakeland will be remembered with great affection for generations to come.”

To find out more about arrangements for the period of National Mourning in South Lakeland, such as laying flowers and signing books of condolence, please visit: https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/your-council/remembering-her-majesty-the-queen/

Condolences can also be sent online at: https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence