This blog will be taking a few days off over Easter (unless anything really exciting happens) so I’d like to wish you all the best for the long weekend.

If you’ve come this way on a Wandsworth related search, it’s worth pointing out the council’s website is unavailable this weekend.  If you need to access council services the following is straight from the council:

The council’s website will be offline and unavailable over the Easter bank holiday weekend while essential maintenance works are carried out to the town hall’s computer networks.

The website will close down at 6pm on Thursday, April 9 and come back online at 3pm on Monday April 13.

However, it is likely to take some time after the switch on for all online services to be fully restored.

The council would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank users for their patience.

In an emergency you can contact the council’s out-of-hours emergency services on (020) 8871 6000.

Residents are also being advised that the technical services department’s ‘One Stop Counter’ will be closed over the Easter bank holiday weekend. It will close at 5pm on Thursday, April 9 and re-open at 9am on Tuesday, April 14.

The borough’s parking shops will also be closed on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Anyone who wishes to make a payment for a parking ticket can however do so in the normal way over the Easter weekend by dialing 0845 130 5758. Callers will need to have their parking ticket reference number to hand.

People who need to visit the car pound used by the council’s vehicle removal contractor will need to use either cash or a cheque to recover their vehicle. This is because the essential maintenance work being carried out to the council’s computer network means staff at the pound will not be able to accept credit card or debit card payments.

The network upgrade also means that the council tax service’s automated telephone payment line as well as its online payment facility will be unavilable while the website is down. Residents with bar-coded council tax bills can however still pay at either the post office or any paypoint outlet.

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