Following the announcement that a national bank holiday will be held on Monday 19 September to mark the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Bridgend County Borough Council has confirmed details for how this will affect local services.
Schools and council offices
Schools and council offices in Bridgend County Borough will be closed on Monday 19 September. Digital and online access to council services will remain available, including via the My Account service. As a sign of respect, flags at the Civic Offices will be flown at half-mast until the funeral has taken place.
Waste and recycling services
There will be no waste and recycling collections on Monday 19 September, and all collections will take place one day later than normal up to and including Saturday 24 September. Community recycling centres will remain closed on Monday 19 September.
Libraries, leisure centres and cultural venues
Halo Leisure and Awen Cultural Trust have confirmed that leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries and venues such as the Grand Pavilion will be closed on Monday 19 September.
Coychurch Crematorium will be observing the national day of mourning, and its grounds, cloisters and Book of Remembrance room will all be open for anyone wishing to visit a grave or a memorial. No cemetery funerals have been booked for Monday 19 September, and following discussions with families, any cremations that were planned for that day have been rescheduled.
One-minute silence and funeral arrangements
Residents are invited to observe a one minute’s national silence which has been organised to take place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September. The funeral service will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11am on Monday 19 September, and will be widely televised. You can find out more about the funeral arrangements by visiting the www.royal.uk website
Book of condolence
A book of condolence is available to sign at the Civic Offices in Angel Street, Bridgend between the following dates and times:
- Wednesday 14 – Thursday 15 September between 8.30am-5pm.
- Friday 16 September between 8.30am-4pm.
- Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 September between 10am-4pm.
Alternatively, you can send an online message of condolence by visiting the Royal Family website at www.royal.uk/
Floral tributes can be left underneath the flags outside the Civic Offices in Angel Street, Bridgend, but please remove any wrapping beforehand. The flowers will remain in place and will not be removed until after the funeral.
The Royal Proclamation ceremony took place on Sunday 11 September at 1:30pm outside the Civic Offices where the new monarch, His Majesty King Charles III, was officially announced by Mayor Councillor Martyn Jones. You can find out more about the proclamation at the council website.