Council buildings to close to members of the public
All Braintree District Council public buildings will close to the public from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice following Government advice and guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19).Published: Friday, 20th March 2020
Residents across the district are being reassured that we are continuing to deliver its services despite closing our public buildings to the public to help combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This applies to:
- Braintree District Council offices (Causeway House and Operations Unit 4)
- Braintree Town Hall
- Braintree Enterprise Centre
While our public buildings are closed to the public, other services, including the Waste and Recycling service are operating as usual. Parks and open spaces including cemeteries and play areas will also remain open, apart from holding any public events in the areas.
If there are any changes to services, people are being encouraged to keep updated via our website www.braintree.gov.uk/coronavirus and social media channels.
If residents and businesses need to contact us, they can do this:
- Online via www.braintree.gov.uk
- By emailing our Customer Service Centre at [email protected]
- By calling 01376 552525 (open 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday).
Councillor Graham Butland, Leader of Braintree District Council, said: “This is a decision that we haven’t made lightly as we know it will have an impact on residents and visitors. However, we feel it needs to happen to do our bit to protect our residents and staff from the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We want to reassure everyone that even though we will be closing Council buildings, other services continue to run as normal. We will be collecting people’s bins and recycling sacks, supporting the vulnerable in our communities and working with partners to help our communities through this period. Many of the buildings will remain in use by Council staff who continue to work round the clock to deliver services and help those in need.
“We're keeping the situation under constant review and will update people with any changes to our services. I would like to thank our communities for their patience, kindness and resilience during this time.”
Alternative arrangements are in place for usual drop in visitors to Causeway House who need assistance with services. View these full details on our webpage www.braintree.gov.uk/coronavirus.
At this time we will honour weddings that have already been booked at the Town Hall and we will be advising couples to have a small number of guests. This will be kept under review in conjunction with the registrar and government guidance.
We will be reviewing all these closures regularly.
For the latest information and guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and impact on Council services’, please visit www.braintree.gov.uk/coronavirus.
For the latest public health guidance visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.