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More information about changes to services following the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

Published: 10 September 2022

Last updated: 21 September 2022

Following the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen, in some areas in Westminster there may be temporary changes to council services affecting residents and businesses.

We are working hard to minimise the impact on local communities and thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time period.

We will update this page with more information when it comes available. Please note information may be subject to change so keep checking back for the latest updates.

Roads, travel and parking

The vast majority of our roads are now open. There may be some disruption continuing into Tuesday afternoon, and we expect road closures around Green Park and St James' Park to continue for the coming days.

Most parking suspensions have now been lifted.

The following temporary parking suspensions are still in place:

  • Belgrave Square
  • Dean Stanley Street
  • Tothill Street
  • Waterloo Place
  • Charing Cross Road
  • Crawford Street and York Street

Follow Met Police Events and TfL on Twitter for the latest traffic and travel advice.


Cycleway 3 is suspended between Duke of Wellington Place and Northumberland Avenue. Please follow the signed diversion. More information changes to cycle routes from TfL.

Recycling and rubbish

Waste and recycling collections for residents and businesses outside of the affected areas will continue as normal. As the ceremonial period comes to an end, collections may be delayed due to heavy traffic and access restrictions.

The latest information on which roads will be affected can be found at @MetPoliceEvents on Twitter.

City promotions, events and filming

We are currently not accepting new applications or proposals for events or filming.

There will be a delay in responding to any enquiries not related to the event plans relating to the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. If you currently have an application with us, we will be in contact with you regarding any impacts to your application. We expect to reopen applications no earlier than Monday 26 September. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Find more information on our city promotions, events and filming webpage.

Reporting problems

There will be a range of security measures in place, as well as an increased police presence during this time. Please be reassured and not alarmed by this. For more information, please visit the Met Police website.

If you see something that doesn’t look right, please speak to a police officer or City Inspector. To report a problem to the council, please visit our Report it webpage.