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Some waste sites to close from this weekend

A glass bottle being recycled

Some of Leicestershire’s recycling and household waste sites will be closed from this weekend as part of county council measures to prioritise public safety during the coronavirus outbreak.

The changes affect sites in Loughborough, Bottesford, Somerby, Lutterworth and Shepshed, which will close from tomorrow, until further notice.

Site users are encouraged to firstly consider if the visit is necessary, and then use the available alternative locations nearby, if needed. 

To find these locations, visit: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/waste

The county council has also confirmed today that all its main libraries - as well as museum sites already announced - will be closed from tomorrow. This follows on from a move to close smaller libraries earlier in the week.

Events, activities, adult learning classes and clubs due to take place in all libraries have been cancelled (until further notice). Items currently out on loan will not be due for return until 1 May 2020.

Our focus is keeping critical services running, particularly those supporting vulnerable people. As well as the closures announced, some events will be cancelled – so keep in touch by following the national guidance, our website and social media channels

The list of closures already announced includes:

All libraries (most Community Managed Libraries will also close, please check their websites for further details)

All museums

Century Theatre at Coalville

Beacon Café (country parks remain open)

Beaumanor Hall catered events

1485 Tithe Barn at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

The 1620s house at Donington-le-Heath

Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland


For the latest council updates on coronavirus, visit: 
https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/popular-now/coronavirus-council-updates

For the latest on Government guidance for key workers, visit:  https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/news/government-issues-guidance-on-key-workers

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