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Bin collections cancelled as Council shut following emergency meeting

All services ceased at noon today due to the impending weather

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has shut down for the day as storm Ophelia approaches.

The Council held an emergency meeting earlier this morning and have opted to cease all services as of 12 noon today.

A Council spokesperson said: “In preparation for the impact of Storm Ophelia, the council has agreed the following closures as precautionary measures in the interests of our customers and staff. We apologise for any inconvenience.

“All parks and outdoor facilities, including play parks, football pitches and cemeteries will close today from 12noon and will remain closed until inspections are carried out tomorrow.

“All Leisure and Community Centres including Town Halls will close today from 12noon. The aim is to reopen tomorrow (Tuesday) morning when inspections are carried out.

“All registration services will close today at 12noon. The service will reopen tomorrow, if you have an appointment for today this will be rescheduled tomorrow.

“All tourism and visitor facilities will close today from 12noon including FE McWilliam Gallery, Market Place Theatre, Navan Centre, Visitor Information Centres and Armagh County Museum.”

A detail of those closures:

Bin Collections: Bins Collections will cease at 12noon today, please ensure your bin is secure. We will advise as soon as possible when missed bins will be collected.

Recycling Centres: Recycling Centres will close today from 12noon.

Parks and Open spaces: All parks and outdoor facilities, including play parks, football pitches and cemeteries will close today from 12noon and will remain closed until inspections are carried out tomorrow.

Leisure, Community Centres & Town Halls: All Leisure and Community Centres including Town Halls will close today from 12noon. The aim is to reopen tomorrow (Tuesday) morning when inspections are carried out.

Births, Deaths and Marriages: All registration services will close today at 12noon. The service will reopen tomorrow, if you have an appointment for today this will be rescheduled tomorrow.

Tourism and Visitor Facilities: All tourism and visitor facilities will close today from 12noon including FE McWilliam Gallery, Market Place Theatre, Navan Centre, Visitor Information Centres and Armagh County Museum.

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