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Christmas and New Year arrangements 2018/19

Press Release   •   Dec 03, 2018 12:10 GMT

All council offices closed:

Monday 24 December at 3pm until Thursday 3 January at 8.45am

Emergency council services

Over the holiday period the emergency out-of-hours service will operate as normal on 03457 565656 for all council services, including matters of child protection.

Community care

Care at home service will operate:

Monday 24 December 8.45am – 3pm
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December 8.45am – 5pm
Monday 31 December 8.45am – 3pm

Out-of-hours care at home service will operate:

Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December from 6.45am – 10.30pm
Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January from 6.45am – 10.30pm

Swimming pools, fitness centres and community centres

Buckie, Keith and Lossiemouth swimming pools, fitness and community centres,
Forres swimming pool and fitness centre:

Closed: Monday 24 at 4pm to Wednesday 26 December inclusive
Monday 31 December to Wednesday 2 January inclusive

Holiday timetable: Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 December inclusive

Normal timetable: From Thursday 3 January

Swimming lessons resume Monday 7 January

Speyside Sports & Community Centre:

Closed: Monday 24 at 4pm to Wednesday 26 December inclusive
Sunday 30 December 2018 to Wednesday 2 January inclusive

Holiday timetable: Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 December inclusive

Normal timetable: From Thursday 3 January

Swimming lessons resume Monday 7 January

Milne’s Fitness Suite & Elgin High Sports Centre:

Closed: Sunday 23 December to Wednesday 2 January inclusive

Normal timetable: From Thursday 3 January

Forres House Community Centre:

Closed: Sunday 23 December to Sunday 6 January inclusive

Normal timetable: From Monday 7 January

Elgin Sports & Community Centre:

Closed: Saturday 22 December to Sunday 6 January inclusive

Normal timetable: From Monday 7 January

Football pitches and pavilion

Closed: Saturday 22 December to Sunday 6 January inclusive

Refuse and recycling

Household collections of residual waste (green bin) will continue three-weekly, with household collections of  garden/food waste (brown bin) and recycling containers continuing fortnightly, over the festive period, as shown on your collection calendar which can be found at bindayfinder.moray.gov.uk. Collections may be carried out earlier than normal, containers should be presented at their usual collection point for 7.30am.

Collections which would normally be made onTuesday 25 December will instead be made on Saturday 22 December.

Collections which would normally be made on Wednesday 26 December will instead be made on Sunday 23 December.

Collections which would normally be made on Tuesday 1 January will instead be made on Saturday 29 December.

Collections which would normally be made on Wednesday 2 January will instead be made on Sunday 30 December.

The special collection and waste hotline will be closed from 3pm on Monday 24 December until 9am Thursday 3 January.

Recycling Centres will be closed on December 25, 26 and January 1 and 2.

Excess residual waste and recycling can be taken to the recycling centres at Chanonry in Elgin, Gollachy in Buckie, Waterford in Forres and Balloch Road in Keith.

Public conveniences

Closed: Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December
Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January

Car parks

St Giles and Batchen Lane multi-storey car parks
Closed: Monday 24 December at 7pm to Wednesday 26 December at 9am
Monday 31 December at 7pm to Wednesday 2 January at 9am

Alternative street level parking is available.

Libraries

All libraries will close at 3pm on Monday 24 December.

Normal opening hours: Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 December

Closed: Tuesday 25 – Wednesday 26 December
Monday 31 December – Wednesday 2 January

The mobile library service will not operate from Monday 24 December to Friday 4 January inclusive.

Registrars

Elgin office closed: Monday 24 at 3pm until Thursday 27 December at 9am
Friday 28 December at 4.30pm until Thursday 3 January 2019 at 9am

Open: Strictly by appointment, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December for death registration purposes only.

Should a registrar require to be contacted urgently, call 07891 721414 or 07400 024342.

Online services

You can make payments, report non-emergency faults and submit certain requests at www.moray.gov.uk.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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