Coronavirus: Changes to Darlington Borough Council services

As part of their response to the Coronavirus outbreak, DBC have had to scale back or suspend certain council services so others can keep going.

All council car parks are free with immediate effect until further notice.
The tip is now open from 8am-4.30pm seven days a week. Strict social distancing measures will be in place. Please only visit the tip if you really need to. Check the traffic before you set off on the tip page.
The start of this year’s garden waste service has been delayed; garden waste collections will commence on a two-weekly cycle from Tuesday 12 May
Our refuse and recycling collections will continue as normal.
Bulky waste collections have stopped with immediate effect.
We will be carrying out emergency highways and streetlight repairs only.
Dog waste/public waste bins are being emptied on a limited basis. Please continue to take your litter/bagged dog waste home and put it in your own bin.
Arboriculturalist (looking after trees) service stopped.
Gully clearing stopped unless essential.
Some road and street cleaning will be carried out at reduced levels.
The land charges service has resumed as of Monday 18 May but with reduced resources.
School crossing patrols are suspended with immediate effect.
Limited grass cutting has resumed in priority areas, which will include sight lines at road junctions.
Parks will remain open to allow people the opportunity for their daily exercise but play areas will be closed. People must exercise alone or with people from their household and stay at least two metres away from other people.
Day opportunities for those with learning disabilities stopped with immediate effect.
Learning and Skills buildings are closed but online resources are being produced.
Essential housing maintenance only will be done.
Schools are issuing supermarket food vouchers in place of school meals. Please contact individual schools for more detail.
Planning applications are still being accepted but the committees are cancelled for now.

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