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Update on council services on the day of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, Monday 19 September

Service update

Bath & North East Somerset Council is updating residents on arrangements for council services on and before Monday 19 September, a national bank holiday for the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Waste services – Monday 19 September

  • No rubbish collections. Catch-up arrangements will be confirmed on our service disruptions page: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/service-disruptions
  • No recycling collections. Residents are asked to please hold onto their recycling until the following week.
  • No garden waste collections. Catch-up arrangements will be confirmed on our service disruptions page: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/service-disruptions
  • All recycling centres will be closed.
  • Anyone with a bulky waste collection already booked for this day will be contacted to rearrange.

Heritage museums – Monday 19 September

  • The Roman Baths, Fashion Museum, Victoria Art Gallery, World Heritage Centre and Bath Record Office will be closed.
  • Anyone who has booked tickets for Monday 19 September will receive an automatic refund.
  • The museums will reopen as usual from Tuesday 20 September.

Libraries and Books of Condolence

  • Books of condolence will remain open at the Guildhall in Bath and at Keynsham Community space and Midsomer Norton Library and Information Service this week under normal office hours. You can find these here: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/hm-queen-elizabeth-ii
  • On Sunday 18 September and Monday 19 September they will open from 9.30am-4.30pm at the Guildhall. They will also be open at Keynsham Community space and Midsomer Norton Library and Information Service on Sunday from 10am to 4pm and from 1pm to 4pm on Monday.
  • A book of condolence will also be available on the mobile library from 13 September so people who are unable to travel can pay their respects. The mobile library timetable is here: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/mobile-library-service
  • The books of condolence will close at 5pm on Tuesday 20 September.
  • People can also pay their respects by leaving an online message at Royal.uk

Floral tributes can be left at Parade Gardens in Bath, Keynsham Memorial Gardens and the Hollies Garden, Midsomer Norton.

All details are on the council’s dedicated webpage: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/hm-queen-elizabeth-ii

Bath Abbey is open for quiet reflection. The Abbey will also be livestreaming the broadcast of the Queen’s funeral. The Abbey’s events are as follows:

Sunday 18 September:

  • Memorial Evensong at 3.30pm

Monday 19 September:

  • 8.30am - Morning Prayer
  • 10.30am - Broadcast of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • 5.30pm Evening Prayer

Find out more on the Bath Abbey website.

The Government has announced that a one-minute silence will be held across the UK at 8pm on Sunday. People can mark the silence privately in their own homes, on the street with neighbours or at community events and vigils.

The bank holiday will mark the last day of the period of national mourning. National arrangements following the Queen’s death can be found on the Government’s website here 

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