Critical issues will be handled as usual around Tendring during the Christmas and New Year period as most frontline services keep running for residents.
Tendring District Council (TDC) will be delivering its essential front line services and will handle emergencies over the Christmas period, but will be closing its virtual offices from 4pm on Thursday, 24 December until they re-open again fully from 8.45am on Monday, 4 January, 2021.
In an emergency which requires TDC’s assistance residents can contact the council’s Control Centre on 01255 222022, available 24/7.
Neil Stock OBE, TDC Leader, thanked the authority’s staff who would continue to be working or on-call during the festive period.
“We know our services are important to residents, whatever time of year it is, and so we aim to keep the majority of frontline services running through the festive period,” Cllr Stock said.
“Urgent matters needing quick attention will be dealt with, and other issues picked up in the New Year. This allows most of our staff to have a Christmas break after a particularly hectic year due to the pressures of Covid-19, and my immense thanks go to those staff who will keep the council operating during the festive period.
“On behalf of the council I wish all of our residents and businesses a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.”
Waste and recycling collections will continue, with some changes around the bank holidays which will be communicated in due course. TDC is working with its contractor Veolia Environmental Services to minimise disruption.
People can find updated information on TDC’s Christmas services web page, which has full details of seasonal changes to services across the authority: https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/council/christmas-and-new-year-services-and-opening-times
Cllr. Lynda McWilliams
Tendring District Council
Ward Councillor to the Parishes of
Great Bentley, Little Bentley and Frating and the
Cabinet Member with the portfolio for Partnerships.