Residents are being reminded how to contact the Council over the Christmas and New Year period when only essential services will be operating as normal.

Although most council offices will be closed from 2.30pm on Friday 24 December 2021, residents will still be able to access the lifeline services they require including care at home, homeless support, community meals and emergency repairs.

A handy guide has been prepared for residents on the council website outlining opening hours and contact numbers for any services they may need.

Council services will resume normal operating hours again from Thursday 6 January 2022.

Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, said: “While some of our offices close and certain services offer a reduced provision during the festive period, all our lifeline services will continue to operate for those who need them.

“Our website offers information on how best to contact us during the festive period so if you need to contact us in an emergency, please be assured that we are still ready and available to help you.” For full information on Renfrewshire Council’s festive opening hours, visit