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Festive arrangements 2017/18

Press release   •   Dec 11, 2017 10:02 GMT

All council offices

Closed:
Friday 22 December at 3pm to Wednesday 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:
Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December between 8.45am and 5pm.

Out-of-hours care at home service will operate:
Saturday 23 to Tuesday 26 December, from 7am to 10pm.
Saturday 30 December until Tuesday 2 January, from 7am to 10pm.

Swimming pools, fitness centres and community centres

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

Closed:
Sunday 24 at 1pm to Tuesday 26 December inclusive
Sunday 31 December to Tuesday 2 January inclusive

Holiday timetable:
Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 December inclusive

Normal timetable:
From Wednesday 3 January.

Swimming lessons resume Monday 8 January.

Speyside Sports & Community Centre:

Closed:
Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 December inclusive
Saturday 30 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January inclusive

Holiday timetable:
Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December

Normal timetable:
From Wednesday 3 January.

Swimming lessons resume Monday 8 January.

Cullen Community & Residential Centre:

Closed:
Wednesday 20 December at 1pm to Tuesday 2 January inclusive

Normal timetable:
From Wednesday 3 January

Forres House Community Centre & Milne’s Fitness Suite:

Closed:
Saturday 23 December to Tuesday 2 January inclusive

Normal timetable:
From Wednesday 3 January

Elgin Sports & Community Centre:

Closed:
Saturday 23 December to Sunday 7 January inclusive

Normal timetable:
From Monday 8 January

Football pitches and pavilions

Closed:
Saturday 23 December to Tuesday 2 January inclusive

Dial M bus service

Closed:
Monday 25 to Tuesday 26 December
Monday 1 to Tuesday 2 January

Reduced service:
Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 December

Refuse and recycling

Household collections of residual waste (green bin) and garden/food waste (brown bin) will continue to alternate weekly, and recycling containers will continue to be serviced fortnightly over the festive period.

Collections may be carried out earlier than normal and containers should be presented for 7.30am.

Collections which would normally be made on Monday 25 December will instead be made on Saturday 23 December.

Collections which would normally be made on Monday 1 January will instead be made on Saturday 30 December.

Collections which would normally be made on Tuesday 26 December will instead be made on Sunday 24 December.

Collections which would normally be made on Tuesday 2 January will instead be made on Sunday 31 December.

The special collections and waste hotline will be closed from 3pm on Friday 22 December until 9am on Wednesday 3 January.

Recycling centres will be closed on December 24, 25, 26 and 31, and on January 1 and 2.

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

Public conveniences

Closed:
Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 December
Sunday 31 December to Tuesday 2 January

Car parks

St Giles and Batchen Lane multi-storey car parks

Closed:
Sunday 24 December at 6pm to Tuesday 26 December at 9am
Sunday 31 December at 6pm to Tuesday 2 January at 9am

Alternative street level parking is available.

Libraries

Normal opening hours:
Saturday 23, Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December

Closed:
Monday 25 to Tuesday 26 December
Friday 29 December to Tuesday 2 January

The mobile library service will not operate from Monday 25 December to Friday 5 January inclusive.

Registrars

Elgin office closed:
Friday 22 at 3pm to Tuesday 26 December
Friday 29 December to Tuesday 2 January inclusive

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

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

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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