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MEDIA RELEASE: Check ahead for festive closure arrangements

Residents looking to access council services over their festive period are being urged to check in advance for their opening hours and emergency contacts.

Many council services will close or operate on an emergency basis from Monday 24 December until Friday 4 January, with all essential services continuing to operate.

A festive closure booklet has been created to ensure the information is contained in one place and is available to pick up from council buildings and libraries, as well on the council website.

Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council's Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, said: "The festive period is a time we all look forward to but it's important to recognise that our staff continue to provide essential and emergency services throughout this time.

"They do a fantastic job in allowing our communities to access the support and facilities they need and I thank them for their hard work and dedication in making this happen.

"If you are looking to access a service during the festivities, please check out the information in advance so you are prepared and know who to contact should you need them."

"Many services can be carried out online and I would encourage you to check the website for the answer to your enquiry before using the contact numbers."

The festive closure booklet forms part of Renfrewshire's #RenReady campaign which aims to prepare residents and business for winter weather.

It asks people to think whether they are prepared for a loss of utilities, heavy flooding or snow, and what measures they can put in place in advance to aid preparedness.

For more information on how to be #RenReady, visit our Ready for Winter pages.

Published 19 December 2018.

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