Businesses shut and services suspended for Queen’s funeral

The Queen’s children hold a vigil beside Her Majesty’s coffin in St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh. Photo, The Royal Family.

Businesses and schools will shut and services will stop across Richmondshire on Monday for the Queen’s funeral.

Numerous stores have announced they will close for the day, which has been declared a Bank Holiday.

Tesco in Catterick Garrison is one of several supermarkets

The store said in a statement: “On Monday 19th September, in order for our colleagues to pay their respects to our Queen, our store will be closed.

“Catterick Garrison store will close at 4pm Sunday and reopen 6am Tuesday morning.”

Independent supermarket Campbells of Leyburn is also shutting for the day.

The store told customers: “To mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, our store will be closed all day on Monday 19th September and will reopen as normal on Tuesday 20th September at 8am.”

Schools in the district will shut as part of a national closure of all schools and colleges.

A number of pubs in Richmondshire have also announced they will close for the day.

Richmondshire District Council has postponed a number of meetings due to take place in coming days.

All waste and recycling collections across Richmondshire are also affected.

There will be no collections on Monday meaning they will all run one day late, including on Friday September 23 when they will take place on Saturday September 24.

There will be collections of both grey and green bins and recycling boxes and bags depending on your location – residents are asked to check on richmondshire.gov.uk