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Council to close its South Cambridgeshire office to the public again




South Cambridgeshire District Council's offices in Cambourne will close to the public from Monday (September 28).

The council said the move is to help minimise the spread of coronavirus and follows the government’s announcement on Tuesday (September 22) when the Prime Minister said that everyone who can work from home, should do so.

The majority of council staff have been working effectively from home for several months now, but South Cambridgeshire Hall reopened for pre-booked appointments on September 15. Since then, fewer than 30 residents have visited the office as the vast majority of queries continue to be dealt with online or by phone.

As a result, to help minimise the spread of coronavirus, the building will be closed to the public once again, the council said.

Council leader Cllr Bridget Smith said: “We are doing everything we can to slow the spread of coronavirus in South Cambridgeshire and closing our main office to the public is the right and responsible thing to do.

"It’s up to each and everyone one of us to play our part in reducing the rate of infection.

"Visitor numbers to South Cambridgeshire Hall since it re-opened have been small as most people prefer to carry out their transactions with us via the web or phone. I want to reassure residents the council remains fully open for business and is doing everything possible to support our amazing communities through this pandemic.”

Anyone wishing to contact the council can visit scambs.gov.uk/contact-us , email scdc@scambs.gov.uk or call 03450 450 500.



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