Northamptonshire County Council is continuing to put
measures in place to safeguard the health and wellbeing of public and staff and
to support the government’s social distancing drive.
To better enable older and vulnerable residents to access
essential services including early morning food shopping, the county council
has agreed to extend the current bus concessionary travel scheme so that bus
passes are valid 24 hours a day. This has been agreed with the operators of
most bus services across Northamptonshire including Stagecoach, Britannia and
Centrebus. For a full list of operators who have agreed to extend the hours of
the bus pass please visit the county council website www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Household Waste Recycling Centres
From the close of business today (Tuesday 24 March) all
household waste recycling centres will be closed for the foreseeable future to
help with social distancing.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information service will be temporarily
suspended from Wednesday 25 March to Friday 1 May 2020. This means no requests
received under the Freedom of Information Act or the Environmental Information
Regulations will be responded to within this time and any requests received
will need to be resubmitted when the service reopens.
Leader of the council Councillor Matt Golby said: “We are
continuing to look at everything we do to find ways that we can support our
residents and also ensure that we are meeting the ongoing challenges presented
The council’s website is being regularly updated with the
latest information including health advice and guidance, changes to council
services and events, support available for businesses and educational settings
plus details about how to volunteer to help. Go to www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus