Urgent issues will still be dealt with as usual in Tendring over the Christmas and New Year period as most frontline services will be maintained for residents.
Tendring District Council (TDC) will be delivering its essential front line services and will deal with emergencies over the Christmas period, but will be closing its offices from 4pm on Monday, December 24 until they reopen again fully from 8.45am on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
In the event of an emergency residents can contact the council’s Control Centre on 01255 222022, available 24/7.
TDC Leader Neil Stock said: “We know how vital many of our services are, whatever the time of year, and it is our aim to offer the majority of frontline services to residents throughout the festive period.
“Our staff, however, work extremely hard all year-round and are well-deserving of having a break over Christmas.
“We will deal with all urgent matters which require immediate attention during the festive period, with other issues picked up when the council fully re-opens on January 2.
“May I take this opportunity to wish all of our residents a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.”
Waste and recycling collections will be managed in the normal way to reduce the impact on homes and the council, working with its contractor Veolia Environmental Services, will keep disruption to a minimum.
People can find updated information on their collection days on the council’s Christmas services web page, which has full details of seasonal changes to services across the authority, by clicking on this paragraph.