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Blackpool Council services changes

There are a number of changes to Blackpool Council services as a result on the new national restrictions. As these are known the details will be published here.

  • Waste services

    There are no changes to household waste collections, as well as the Rover or Bulky Matters services.

    No further changes have been made at the Bristol Avenue Tip and Household Waste Recycling Centre. The Tip Shop will reopen from Monday 12 April.

    For information on restrictions in place at the Tip.

  • Libraries

    Due to COVID-19, not all libraries are open at present.

    From Monday 12 April

    Anchorsholme Library

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
    between 10.00am and 1.00pm

    Central Library

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
    between 10.00am and 4.00pm

    Layton, Moor Park, and Palatine Library

    Monday and Friday between 10.00am and 4.00pm
    Saturday between 10.00am and 1.00pm

    Library@the grange and Revoe Library

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
    between 1.00pm and 4.00pm

    Please note due to essential building maintenance, Revoe Library is currently operating a limited service. Essential ICT facilities are available and customers can order and collect books at the door using our Keep Reading service. Email for full details.

    Mereside Library remains closed until further notice.

    To ensure the safety of customers and employees you will only be able to:

    • Access computer facilities for essential purposes
    • Browse and borrow items
    • Collect pre-ordered books at the door

    For those visiting the library, there will be some necessary restrictions and procedures in place, including:

    • Face coverings must be worn in the library
    • Mandatory hand sanitising on entry and exit
    • Reduced visitor capacity
    • Limited time on library computers (for 45 minutes per person per day)
    • Use of protective screens at counters and around computer terminals
    • No public toilet access or casual seating

    Customers will also have to provide contact details to assist with the NHS Test and Trace programme.

    For note, the At Home Library Service will continue to operate under COVID-secure procedures during this period.

    Thank you for your understanding and support with this.

    For more information and to keep up to date with developments, please visit:

    If you have any queries please get in touch:


    or call one of the libraries during opening hours.

  • Car and coach parking

    Talbot Road Multi-Storey car park will reopen at 7am on Monday 12 April. Seasiders Way car park remains closed. All other car parks are operating normally at present.

  • Main receptions

    Number One, Bickerstaffe Square

    Bickerstaffe reception is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00 pm by appointment only customers should call their contact prior to attending.

    Customer First

    Customer First will reopen on Monday 12 April 2021 on an appointment only basis on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am to 12noon and 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

    For advice and information, please use the following:

    Register office

    The Wedding Chapel is is open for pre-booked notice appointments.

    Registration of births and deaths will continue.

    More information on registering births and deaths

    Tourist Information Centre

    The Tourist Information Centre at Festival House will reopen from Monday 12 April

  • Children's services

    Worried about a child?

    We are all currently experiencing difficult times and this may go on for some time yet.

    Whilst things are different, we still want to hear from you if you have any concerns about a child that may be being harmed.

    If you have any concerns at all about a child please get in touch on: 01253 477299

    Child employment during COVID-19

    We have created advise on businesses that are employing children during this pandemic. This is available on our child employment page.

    Children's centres

    Grange, Talbot and Brunswick and Revoe hubs will be reopening from 19 April

  • Leisure centres

    From Monday 12 April, Blackpool Sports Centre, Palatine Leisure Centre and Moor Park Leisure Centres will all reopen with residents able to access the gyms, Feel Good Factory, pool, athletics track and sports halls. The pool at Palatine will remain closed. For the latest information regarding all Active Blackpool Leisure Facilities please visit the Active Blackpool website

  • Arts and community

    • The Grundy Art Gallery is now closed until further notice
    • The Solaris is closed until further notice.
    • All adult, community and family learning courses are suspended until further notice
    • All public toilets remain open
  • Adult services

    Adult day care centres will open using a 'risk based approach' for each individual and the family concerned. If you are not sure if your day care centre is open and would like to attend please contact them directly.

  • Homelessness

    During the winter period, Housing Options has had an open offer of accommodation for rough sleepers to ensure they are made safe during the cold weather. We have now stood down this provision.

    Blackpool Housing Options remains committed to helping rough sleepers access accommodation where possible, and anyone experiencing homelessness should be referred to Housing Options for the appropriate advice and assistance.

    If you are a member of the public and have identified a rough sleeper, you can telephone us direct on 01253 477765, or email us at

    Additional details on how to access help for rough sleepers.