A LOCAL authority has announced residents will once again be able to visit their offices in Romsey and Andover amid coronavirus.

From Monday, June 15, people who are unable to access Test Valley Borough Council's (TVBC) services online or over the telephone can go to their offices at the Former Magistrates Court, Church Street.

Visitors can also drop into the council's Beech Hurst office in Andover, where both buildings will be open to the public from 9am to 4.30pm.

However, due to social distancing restrictions, the council is continuing to encourage residents to use its online and telephone services when possible.

Leader of TVBC, cllr Phil North, said: “I am incredibly proud that the council has continued to provide services throughout the coronavirus crisis.

"Our teams, from our housing staff to waste collection crews, have done an amazing job over the past few months ensuring that our residents continue to receive the same level of service they would normally expect.

“I am also grateful to the public for making greater use of our website and telephone support during this time and would encourage them to continue this in the short term."

He added: "I'm conscious that there will be some members of our community who are unable to access our services online or over the telephone, and so from Monday, they have been able to visit our offices in person.

"Due to social distancing, we will be heavily restricted in terms of the number of people we will be able to see, so please do only come to see us in person if absolutely necessary.”