Services still available during festive season

15:00 23 December 2012

Council Christmas collection

Council Christmas collection


Devon County Council has released times and dates of opening hours for a range of services available over the festive period.

Residents in Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and the surrounding villages have been reminded that staff at Devon County Council (DCC) will be working through the festive period to make sure people can access vital services.

The authority’s My Devon customer services call centre will be available from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm - with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

It will reopen for business with its usual operating hours of Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm from Wednesday, January 2.

Christmas clutter can be recycled at DCC’s recycling centres – like Knowle Hill, in Exmouth.

The centres will be operating during normal winter opening times - Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4.30pm.

This is, with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, when they will be closed.

Everything from Christmas trees, wrapping paper, cards and cardboard boxes to glass bottles, televisions and fridges can be recycled at the centres.

Information and help for older people, vulnerable adults, and their carers is available from Care Direct on 0845 155 1007. For all social care emergencies, outside of the My Devon opening hours, call the emergency duty team on 0845 6000388.

For all enquiries about road maintenance, traffic management and parking, streetlights and signs, and public rights of way, call roads and transport on 0845 155 1004.

For renewals, enquiries about the library service and your local library, call 0845 155 1001

Information and help for disabled people and carers including equipment, benefits and care support is available from the Disability Information Service on 0845 155 1005.

For enquiries about children and families call 0845 155 1013, for schools and education please call 0845 155 1019, for registrars call 0845 155 1002, and for all other general enquiries contact 0845 155 1015.

All information can be found on us.


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