Council offices to close for Christmas

All Argyll and Bute Council's local offices, libraries and community centres will close for the festive season on December 24, and will not reopen until Tuesday, January 5.
All Argyll and Bute Council's local offices, libraries and community centres will close for the festive season on December 24, and will not reopen until Tuesday, January 5.

All council offices, libraries, museums and community facilities across Argyll and Bute will close for the festive season at 5pm on Thursday, December 24.

Council premises will reopen at 9am on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

A limited telephone service will be available for the following services from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week (December 29, 30 and 31):

Council tax enquiries – 01546 605511

Benefits enquiries (including the Scottish Welfare Fund*) – 01546 605512

Roads and amenity services – 01546 605514

Payments – 01546 605515

Social work – 01546 605517

(* The Scottish Welfare Fund team will only be available on Tuesday, December 29 and Wednesday, December 30 between 10am and 3pm, and on Thursday, December 31 between 10am and 2pm.)

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

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

The council’s website can be used as normal for reporting issues, making payments and sending enquiries. However, no action may be taken on some matters, like validation of planning applications and the processing of applications, until council offices fully reopen on Tuesday 5th January 2016.

For more information see www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/christmas-and-new-year-arrangements