Daventry council to close offices over the whole Christmas and New Year period

Daventry District Council Offices
Daventry District Council Offices

Daventry District Council will be closing over Christmas and New Year from Friday December 25 until Monday January 4.

Services, such as bin collections and street cleaning, will continue over Christmas and New Year, but DDC’s Lodge Road office will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve and remain closed until 8.30am on January 4. Phone lines will also be closed.

The decision to close is in response to low demand for DDC services during this time.

DDC staff have to use their existing holiday entitlement for the three working days between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

The offices in Lodge Road will remain open to visitors of Jobcentre Plus and Northamptonshire County Council’s Children’s and Young People’s Service, which will each operate different working hours over Christmas.

The Abbey Resource Centre in St John’s Square, Daventry, will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 28 December and New Year’s Day and will close at 6pm from 29 December until 31 December.

Councillor Wayne Howard, access and communication portfolio holder said: “Whilst the offices will be closed for DDC services over the Christmas week, residents can continue to access a wide range of services 24/7 on our website, from reporting a missed bin to searching for a planning application.

“There’s also a handy online web map enabling people to find out more about services and amenities in their neighbourhood or to directly pinpoint and report an issue to us online. I wish all a very good festive break.”

Visit DDC’s website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk or launch the Find Your Nearest web map services at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/yournearest.