16-12-13 Argyll and Bute Press Release
Holiday arrangements at Argyll and Bute Council December 2013

ARGYLL and Bute Council offices, including Customer Service Points, libraries, museums and archives, will close for the festive season at 5pm on Tuesday 24th December 2013 and reopen at 9am on Friday 3rd January.

People can still contact the council about services during the holiday period by using the following telephone numbers – available on Friday 27th, Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st December 2013:

Council Tax enquiries – 01546 605511

Benefits enquiries (including Scottish Welfare Fund) – 01546 605512

Roads and Amenity Services – 01546 605514

Payments – 01546 605515 (24/7 automated phone payments service is available throughout)

Social Work – 01546 605517

For out of hours emergencies, the normal arrangements apply and contact details can be found at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/emergency-contact-numbers

Our Planning and Complaints lines will not be available during the holidays but enquiries can be made online as normal at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

If you need to contact the council by telephone during the holiday period and are not sure what number to use, our switchboard/general enquiries line – 01546 605522 – has recorded information to help you find what you are looking for.

Our website can be used as normal for reporting issues, making payments and sending enquiries.

For emergency death registrations, appointments will be available between 9am and 12.30pm on Monday 30th December. You can find contact details at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/council-and-government/birth-marriage-and-death or on the notice at your local Customer Service Point.

There will be some changes to bin collection arrangements during the festive season. Local information can be found at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/bin-collection

Household rubbish and recycling centres will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Thursday 2nd January.

Leisure centres across Argyll and Bute will be open at times throughout the holiday period, although most halls will be closed. Find out about your local leisure facility at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/community-life-and-leisure/leisure-centres
- with information about halls at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/community-life-and-leisure/arts-and-entertainment

Full details of all holiday arrangements are also available at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/christmas-and-new-year-arrangements

Issued by Aileen McNicol
Communications Officer
Argyll and Bute Council
Tel: 01546 604103

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