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Vital services will continue over Christmas from Tendring District Council

Critical services will continue as usual in Tendring during the upcoming 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, 23 December until they re-open again fully from 8.45am on Tuesday, 4 January, 2022.

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 staff at the council who would be on-call or working during the festive break.

“Our services are important to residents, whatever the time of year, which is why we keep the majority of frontline services running through the Christmas period,” Cllr Stock said.

“Anything urgent requiring immediate attention will be dealt with, and other issues picked up in the New Year. This means most of our staff can enjoy a Christmas break after what has been a busy year due to Covid-19 – and our recovery from the pandemic – and my thanks go to those staff keeping TDC operating during the festive period.

“I wish all of our residents and businesses a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year on behalf of the council.”

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/christmasservices