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Following the announcement of a national bank holiday on Monday 19 September to mark the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, there will be a number of changes to council services. Portsmouth City Council buildings, such as civic offices, will be closed as they usually would be on a bank holiday.  Please be aware of the following:

Waste collections

No waste collections will take place on Monday 19 September. All collections will be pushed back by one day and an additional waste collection will take place on Saturday 24 September. The Household Waste Recycling Centre will also be closed on Monday 19 September.

Usual waste collection dateUpdated waste collection date
Monday 19 SeptemberTuesday 20 September
Tuesday 20 SeptemberWednesday 21 September
Wednesday 21 SeptemberThursday 22 September
Thursday 22 SeptemberFriday 23 September
Friday 23 SeptemberSaturday 24 September

For collections occurring Tuesday to Friday, please put bins out by 7am on the day of collection. For collections on Saturday 24 September, please put bins out by the earlier time of 6am.

Leisure centres

Leisure centres will follow usual bank holiday opening times (7am – 8pm). As a mark of respect, leisure centres will close temporarily at 10am on Monday 19 September and will reopen at 2.30pm following the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.


All Portsmouth libraries will be closed on Monday 19 September. For those wishing to post a message in person, boxes of condolence will still be available at Alderman Lacey, Beddow, Carnegie, Cosham, North End and Southsea Libraries on Tuesday 20 September. Messages of condolence can also be posted online at

D-Day Story

The D-Day Story museum will be closed on Monday 19 September.

You can find out more about how Portsmouth is mourning and showing its respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at: