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Christmas and New Year

Office closures and updates

Sparkling white Christmas tree with hanging decorations.

Office closures, Council Tax Direct Debit dates, bin collection dates and more.

 Office closures and updates

Emergency contact details

Emergency contact.

How to get in touch with us in an emergency during the Christmas period.

Emergency contact details

What goes in my bins?

Green, black, brown and blue bins all aligned up.

Make sure your bins don't overflow this Christmas and see what festive rubbish can go in which bin.

Christmas waste and recycling

Christmas toy appeal

Christmas presents. Donate a gift for a local child living in poverty.

Christmas toy appeal

Christmas shopping and events

Visitors to a Christmas event.

There's lots of festive fun and events in our town centres, plus extended opening hours.

Christmas shopping and events

Bowlee Nursery Winter Shop

Red and green flowers.

Buy a variety of Christmas trees and seasonal plants from Bowlee Nursery.

Bowlee Nursery Winter Shop

Guide to Christmas food safety

Christmas roast turkey getting sliced.

How to safely prepare turkey at home from the Food Standards Agency.

Guide to Christmas food safety

Christmas saving tips

A woman holding Christmas shopping bags.

Save money on food, gifts and energy bills.

Christmas saving tips

Christmas tree recycling points

Fallen Christmas tree on the floor.

Don't let your real Christmas tree go to waste. View different ways you can recycle it.

Christmas tree recycling points

12 days of Christmas fire safety

A toaster with fire coming out of it.

Important fire safety guidelines in the run up to the festive period.

Christmas fire safety

Tips to stay well

Family smiling while daughter holds the television remote.

Look after your health this winter with tips from the NHS.

Stay well this Christmas

School term and holiday dates

Classroom with students raising their hands. ​View our recommended school holiday pattern.

School term dates