Festive Arrangements

Car parks:

The St Giles and Batchen Lane multi-storey car parks in Elgin

Closed from:
Sunday 24 December at 6pm and Sunday 31 December at 6pm

Re-opens:
Tuesday 26 December at 9am and Tuesday 2 January at 9am

Alternative street level parking is available

Community care

Care at home service will operate:
Wednesday 27 until Friday 29 December from 8.45am and 5pm

Out-of-hours care at home service will operate:  
December Saturday 23 until Tuesday 26 December & Saturday 30 December until Tuesday 2 January and 31 from 7am to 10pm

Council offices (all)

Closed from:
Friday 22 December at 3pm

Re-opens:
Wednesday 3 January at 8.45am

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

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

Football pitches and pavilions

Closed:
Saturday 23 December to Tuesday 2 January inclusive

Libraries (all)

Normal Operating Hours:
Saturday 23 December
Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December

Closed:
Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 December
Friday 30 & Saturday 30 December
Monday 1 & Tuesday 2 January

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

Licensing

More information regarding festive season arrangements can be found here

Public conveniences

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

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.

Normal Collection Date Temporary Collection Date
Monday 25 December Saturday 23 December
Tuesday 26 December Sunday 24 December
Monday 1 January Saturday 30 December
Tuesday 2 January Sunday 31 December

 

Special collections and waste hotline:
Closed from:
Friday 22 December at 3pm

Re-opens:
Wednesday 3 January at 9am

Recycling centres:
Closed:
Sunday 24th to Tuesday 26th December
Sunday 31st December to Tuesday 2nd January

Reopens:
Wednesday 27 December
Wednesday 3 January

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

Registrars
The Elgin office
Closed from:
Friday 22 December at 3pm

Re-opens:
Wednesday 3 January at 8.45am

The Elgin Office will open, strictly by appointment, on Wednesday 27. Thursday 28 December for death registration purposes only.
Should a registrar require to be contacted urgently, call 07891 721414 or 07400 024342.

Scottish Welfare Fund
A limited service will operate for Crisis Grants:

Open:
Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December

Applications can be made online or by phoning 03457 565656.

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

Online Services

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