There’s lots of festive fun in town, including
an ice rink and log cabins, plus take part in an
independent Christmas shopping crawl. There's
extended opening hours and free parking too.
You can buy an environmentally friendly Christmas tree
specially selected sustainable trees at Bowlee Nursery
Make sure your bins don't overflow and see what festive waste
can go in which bin.
When the festivities are over, recycle your real Christmas tree
at one of our Christmas tree recycling points.
Lots of tips to save on your energy bills this Christmas.
Advice, support and useful contacts to keep you fit and
healthy over the festive break and into 2014.
Whether you're visiting a library, council customer information
point, housing office, leisure centre or other council service over
the holidays, please check their opening times.
There may be changes to your refuse and recycling
collections. Ensure you're clear on when to put your bins out
Housing Benefit payments
Housing Benefit payments will be issued as normal over Christmas
and New Year. But if you still receive your payment by cheque this
may arrive later than normal due to the high volumes of post being
delivered by the Royal Mail.
Check for sudden changes to services plus get updates on
weather, gritting, roadworks and more.
Food safety tips this Christmas
Cook the perfect Christmas turkey with some tips on
defrosting and cooking poultry safely, and how to store