East Lothian Council Office Closures

East Lothian Council Office Closure – Christmas 2020/New Year 2021

John Muir House will close at 2pm on Thursday 24 December 2020 and Brunton Hall will close at 4pm on Thursday 24 December 2020 and will reopen on Tuesday 5 January at 9am (John Muir House) and Brunton Hall (10am).

Customer Services within Brunton Hall, Musselburgh will be open 10am – 2pm on Tuesday 29, Wednesday 30 & Thursday 31 December 2020.

Reception at John Muir House, Haddington will be open 9 am – 1pm on Tuesday 29, Wednesday 30 & Thursday 31 December.  Please note no payments will be accepted at John Muir House, Haddington during this time.

Registration of births, deaths and marriages

Musselburgh Registrar’s Office remains closed during the pandemic. Haddington Registrar’s Office will be closed on Friday 25 and Monday 28 December. Registration business will be carried out on Tuesday 29, Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 December 9am- 4pm. The office is also closed for business on Friday 1 and Monday 4 January 2021. Death registrations and burial administration only will be conducted by telephone and email on these days. For an appointment to register a death please call 01620 827308 or email [email protected]

For all burial administration please call 01620 827650 or email [email protected].

The Haddington Registration Office will resume business on Tuesday 5 January 2021. 

Social work emergencies

In cases of Social Work Emergencies contact Emergency Social Care Services on 01875 824309

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 close at 2pm on Thurs 24 Dec and reopen on Tues 5 Jan at 9am. However, the office will be open from 9am to 2pm on Tues 29, Wed 30 and Thurs 31 Dec to deal with any crisis grant applications made during the office closure. Applications can be made online at scottishwelfarefund and any claims receivced will be dealt with during office hours.

If you are in crisis whilst the office is closed, please contact Emergency Social Care Service on 01875 824309

Road services/Transportation

Please contact 01875 612818 for all Road and Transportation emergencies.

Brunton theatre box office

Rapunzel The Pantomime (a family film) will be screened throughout December at home. Check dates and times.

Libraries and Museums

All Libraries and Museums that are currently open will close at 4pm on Thursday 24 December and reopen, with their current opening times, from Tuesday 5 January 2021 but only for a click and collect service due to Level 4 restrictions.  Please see Library webpages to order your books through click and collect.

Community centres

Please check with individual Centre. Full details available on council website.

Waste services

Please check with individual Centre. Full details available on council website. Check your bin collection online.

Report a problem, apply for a service or make a payment online.

Services from 5 January 2021 may be subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions so please keep checking East Lothian Council website and social media.

Published: Wednesday, 23rd December 2020