Changes to public services on Monday 19 September

The government has announced that Monday 19 September will be a national bank holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

So that staff can pay their respects to Her Majesty, if they wish to, there will be some change to public services on that day.

Customer Service Centre

Our Customer Service Centre will be closed that day, and will open again as usual on Tuesday 20 September. You can find our usual opening times on our website. 

If you need to contact our social care services urgently, you can call the Emergency Duty Team on 0345 600 0388.


Schools and colleges will close on Monday 19 September for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, the government’s Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed.

With the exception of the day of the state funeral, normal attendance is expected throughout the period of mourning.

Recycling Centres

Our Household Waste Recycling Centres will also be closed that day, and will reopen on Tuesday 20 September. You can find our opening times on our website.


Libraries across Devon will also be closed on Monday, and the Mobile Library service will not be operating on that day. Libraries will resume their usual opening hours from Tuesday 20 September. You can find your local library’s regular opening hours on the Libraries Unlimited website.