Services and events affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the latest information and advice on the coronavirus, please visit the NHS, GOV.UK or Worcestershire County Council websites.

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

Information on cashless parking, car park locations and charges

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.

You can still contact us via our My Wyre Forest portal, online, by email or over the phone if you need help and advice.

Wyre Forest House closed to the public.

The public cafe is closed.

Parks and play areas have reopened.When you visit our play areas please follow the Government’s Coronavirus guidelines and stay safe.

Please help us keep the district a safe, clean and green environment by taking your litter home.

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.

Dignity COVID-19 guidance

Kidderminster cemetery

Kidderminster cemetery is currently open as normal. Please observe social distancing at all times.

We’ve had to cancel all MOT and taxi licensing appointments. We apologise to anyone this has affected and we look forward to welcoming you back to our garage soon.

We continue to provide pre-booked telephone appointments for the planning surgery.

Book a planning appointment.

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.

View energy advice.

Useful links

NSPCC helpline

Domestic abuse and sexual violence information

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.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Primary Immunodeficiency UK have issued advice and support.