Central Bedfordshire Council is wishing residents a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
The local authority has announced what stervices will be running over the festive period
If you need essential information in the run up to Christmas or at any time over the festive period, such as a reminder about bin collections, please visit its website - www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/christmas
The customer services centres will be closed from 4.30pm on Tuesday, December 24 and will re-open on Friday, December 27.
On New Year’s Eve offices will close from 4pm and re-open on Thursday, January 2. For all addresses, telephone numbers and opening times visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/contactus.
Bin collections change slightly over Christmas and the New Year.
The new dates are on its waste web pages. Your bin needs to be out by 7am on the revised collection days. For more information go to www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/bins
Schools close on Friday, December 20 and start back on Tuesday, January 7. You can download all term dates for the next three years at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/termdates
Please be aware that some school term dates do vary. The school should advise you in advance of any changes to their school term dates. If you are in any doubt, please contact the school directly.
If we end up with a white Christmas, then you can rest assured that our Highways Team will be out in all weather working hard to keep us on the move.
The Social Services Emergency Duty Team will be in operation throughout the festive period. Their telephone number is 0300 300 8123.
The emergency out of hours line, which is specifically for housing repairs, homelessness and environmental health concerns like noise nuisance, is 0300 300 8098.