County Hall Preston

Bank Holiday arrangements - Monday 19 September

Most Lancashire County Council services will be closed on Monday 19 September, which has been announced as a Bank Holiday to mark the state funeral for Her Majesty The Queen.


All the county's libraries, museums, Lancashire archives and council offices, including the customer access centre, are to close as they do on all bank holidays.  

 Household waste recycling centres will also be closed.

Lancashire schools are also expected to follow the national advice from the Department for Education and close for the Bank Holiday. However, schools are run independently, and parents should check with them directly to confirm.

Services remaining open with bank holiday arrangements in place

Public transport and bus stations will operate to bank holiday schedules. Please check operator's timetables for details.

Arrangements for the registration service will ensure that any weddings already scheduled for Monday 19 September can still take place on that day. However, couples are being contacted to check on their preferences, in case they would rather move to another date.  

We are moving birth registration and notice of marriage appointments unless the customer wants the registration or notice appointment to go ahead on that day. The county council will register deaths if it would mean the family otherwise having to wait. People are advised to contact their local register office for further details.

Essential social care services, such as county council-run children's and adults care facilities, respite services and care homes and social care hospital discharge will operate as normal on Monday 19 September.

Adult day service staff are to consult with people who use the services and their families to understand attendance on 19 September before the arrangements for each centre are finalised.

The book of condolence, at Christchurch Chapel on the corner of Bow Lane and Fishergate in Preston, will remain open between 9am and 5pm on Monday, and will remain open for people to sign on Tuesday 20 September 2022 between 9am and 5pm.

People will also be able to pay their respects on the online book of condolence.

For more information and to sign the online book, visit