East Lothian Council

Office closures - Christmas and new year 2017-18

Published Tuesday 19th December 17

John Muir House

East Lothian Council will close most of its local offices at 4pm on Friday 22 December 2017 (payments desks will close at 12 noon) and reopen on Wednesday 3 January 2018 at 10am.

Customer Services within Brunton Hall, Musselburgh and Reception at John Muir House, Haddington will be open 9am-5pm on Wednesday 27 December, Thursday 28 December and 9am-4pm on Friday 29 December 2017.

Please note no payments will be accepted at John Muir House, Haddington during this time.

Registration of births, deaths and marriages 

Haddington and Musselburgh offices will be closed on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December 2017 and Monday 1 January and Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Open normal working hours in both offices on 27, 28 and 29 December 2017 – appointments necessary.

Tel No 0131 653 5225/5226 (Brunton Hall, Musselburgh)

Tel No 01620 827308/7970 (John Muir House, Haddington)

Monday 25 December 2017 and Monday 1 January 2018 – Registrar on call – 9am to 12.00noon.

Tel No 01875 612818

Social work emergencies

In cases of Social Work Emergencies contact Emergency Social Care Services on FREEPHONE 0800 731 6969

Housing emergencies

Housing Repair Emergencies only - 01875 612818

Homeless Hotline - Freephone 0800 169 1611

Scottish welfare fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund Team telephone lines will be closed from 12.00pm on Friday 22 December 2017. The office will re-open from 10.00am Wednesday 27 and the telephone lines will close again at 12.00pm on Friday 29 December 2017.

The office will re-open 10.00am Wednesday 3 January 2018. Applications should be made online 24/7 at ww.scottishwelfarefund@eastlothian.gov.uk and any claims received will be dealt with during office hours stated.

If you are in crisis whilst the office is closed, please contact Emergency Social Care Service on FREEPHONE 0800 731 6969.

Road services/transportation

Please contact 01875 612818 for all Road and Transportation emergencies

Brunton theatre box office

Sunday 24 December: 10am-5.30pm

Monday 25 December & Tuesday 26 December: Closed

Wednesday 27 December: 10am-7.30pm

Thursday 28 December: 10am-7.30pm

Friday 29 December: 10am-5.30pm

Saturday 30 December: 10am-7.30pm

Sunday 31 December: 10am-7.30pm

Monday 1 January & Tuesday 2 January: Closed

Libraries, museums and community centres

Please check with individual Centres. Full details available on Council website: www.eastlothian.gov.uk/communitylifeandleisure

Report a problem, apply for a service or make a payment online at www.eastlothian.gov.uk

Seasonal waste and recycling arrangements

For more information on waste and recycling arrangements over the festive period visit the seasonal waste page.

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