Changes to public services on Monday, September 19

The government has announced that Monday September 19 will be a national public holiday for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

In order for staff to pay their respects to Her Majesty, if they wish, there will be changes to public services on this day.

Customer Service Center

Our Customer Service Center will be closed that day and will reopen as usual on Tuesday 20 September. You will find our usual opening hours on our website.

If you need to contact our social services urgently, you can call the emergency team on 0345 600 0388.


Schools and colleges will close on Monday September 19 for the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 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 mourning period.

Recycling centers

Our recycling centers will also be closed that day, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 20. You can find our opening hours on our website.


Devon Libraries will also be closed on Monday and mobile library service will not operate on that day. Libraries will resume their usual opening hours from Tuesday, September 20. You can find your local library’s regular opening hours on the Libraries Unlimited website. Remember that you can still access eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines while the library is closed through the Digital Library.

The buses

Please also note that most bus services in Devon will operate on Sunday 19th September. Full details of Sunday timetables can be found in the bus timetable brochures on our website. We have been informed by First that Dartmoor Explorer, Exmoor Sun Seeker and Exmoor Coaster will not work.

Household waste collections

Household waste and recycling collections could also be affected by the additional public holiday, so please check your local district council’s website for more information.

Devon social media alert

Like councils across the country, we are marking this time of mourning with respect and limiting our public posts on social media.

However, for security reasons, our @DevonAlert Facebook and Twitter accounts continue to provide essential information about our roads in Devon.

If you are traveling to Devon during this time, follow @DevonAlert on Facebook or Twitter.