Council and EDLC Trust Services and Facilities Announcement – Wednesday 18 March 2020

Wednesday, 18 March, 2020

In line with government advice on reducing social contact, a number of key decisions have been taken by the Council in relation to service delivery and to Council facilities. These decisions apply from close of business today Wednesday 18 March, for the foreseeable future and until such time as guidance changes and updates will then be provided.

Council Service Delivery

All Council services are moving to emergency service delivery only. There will be no access to the general public to Council buildings and facilities. 


We are aware that the Government has advised that schools will close from Friday and we will provide a further update once the detailed arrangements around this are confirmed by Scottish Government.

Specific service delivery updates include:

  • Residential bin collection will continue as normal
  • Special uplifts are suspended
  • Garden Waste collection, originally due to begin in March is suspended
  • Care & Repair - suspended
  • Property maintenance and repairs - emergencies only.

All Council meetings have been suspended for the foreseeable future and the Council is formally in recess. 

Council and EDLC Trust facilities will also close to the public across East Dunbartonshire. The closures decision applies to:

Council Facilities

  • Our Four Community Hubs:
    Bearsden Hub, Bishopbriggs Hub, Kirkintilloch Hub and Lennoxtown Hub (arrangements are in place for Registration and Licencing services)
  • Our Community Centres:
    Auchinairn Community Centre, Hillhead Community Centre, Milngavie Community Education Centre,Torrance Community Centre
  • Our Public Halls:
    Bearsden Hall, Milngavie Town Hall, The War Memorial Hall Bishopbriggs, Westerton Hall
  • All community lets in Council facilities, including schools (with the exception of lets for Breakfast Clubs, After School provision and Early Years Provision which will be maintained)
  • Mugdock Country Park remains open but no council facilities will be open.

EDLC Trust Facilities

  • All libraries
  • All sports and leisure facilities: Allander Leisure Centre, Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre, the Leisuredrome Bishopbriggs and Huntershill Sports Facility
  • The Lillie Art Gallery
  • The Auld Kirk Museum
  • Kilmardinny House
  • Kirkintilloch Town Hall
  • Community arts classes and sport development activity
  • Pitches & Pavillions

Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP)

Kirkintilloch Health & Care Centre remains open for appointments only. There is no drop in access to this building from this time

Arrangements for Registration

General face to face customer services will not be available in our Community Hubs for the foreseeable future, with the exception of Registration Services. Registration will be by appointment only and an appointment can be made by phoning 0300 123 4510. Appointments will be available in Kirkintilloch Community Hub and in Lennoxtown Hub.

Registration of Deaths
Deaths must be registered within 8 days and can only be registered when the Medical Certificate for Cause of Death (MCCD) has been issued. Appointments for death registrations will only be taken once the MCCD has been issued and the MCCD number must be provided.


All new licence applications are currently suspended. Arrangements have been put in place for licence renewals and these will be communicated directly to relevant parties.

Council Payments

Payments will not be able to be made in our Community Hubs, however these can still be made by:

Touchtone telephone on 0300 123 4524

Online at

We will continue to keep our communities advised of where they can continue to access essential services and thank everyone for their continued support, co-operation and understanding in these unprecedented and challenging times.