Services and events affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Our bin collections are currently taking place as normal.
Household Recycling Centres (tips) – Worcestershire County Council is responsible for these. Find out more about the restrictions on household recycling centres.
For the latest update on bin collections, information on the importance of keeping your distance from our crews and some tips on how you can dispose of your waste safely, please read our safety guidance.
Parking charges update
Car parking charges will apply in Wyre Forest District Council car parks from Monday 1 June.
From 1 June, please use the Just Park app or call the number provided on the car park's tariff board to pay for parking. You can also prebook online at www.justpark.com.
Key workers and on street parking
On duty NHS and social care staff will be able to continue to park for free if they display a pass that their employer provides for them.
The Hub is currently closed for face to face enquiries from the public.
The Hub is open for emergency housing homeless enquiries and pre-booked homeless appointments where necessary. We are offering appointments for financial and welfare issues.
Wyre Forest House is closed to the public.
Our external meeting rooms can still be booked for work related meetings in accordance with Government guidelines and maximum numbers dictated by 2m social distancing. The room hirer must ensure their booking is managed within the current guidelines applicable to their booking and be responsible for managing the risks, taking account of the relevant Government guidance for their specific activity or sector. The Council will not be held responsible for any breaches. The cafe is closed. Further room hire details are available by contacting 01562 732101.
Please note there is no customer service team based at Wyre Forest House and people should not visit if they have general Hub enquiries.
Wyre Forest Cemetery and crematorium
For the most up-to-date information regarding Wyre Forest Crematorium; managed by Dignity, and how services maybe affected during the Coronavirus pandemic please visit their website for further guidance.
Kidderminster cemetery is currently open as normal. Please observe social distancing at all times.
We’ve had to cancel all taxi licensing appointments until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We continue to provide pre-booked telephone appointments for the planning surgery.
Upcoming energy advice surgeries have been cancelled, however Act on Energy continue to operate as normal during this time and their freephone energy advice line remains open.
Mental Health Foundation looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Diabetes UK has provided an updated information page for people living with diabetes.
Asthma UK has released a blog post with advice for people with asthma.
The British Heart Foundation has published guidance for people with health problems.
The National Eczema Society has offered advice on handwashing techniques for people with eczema and other skin conditions.
SignHealth has created British Sign Language (BSL) videos to help deaf BSL users either working in charities or receiving support.
Carers UK has produced recommendations for carers.