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UPDATE: Some of the restrictions on emailing have been lifted

We are pleased so say that we are now able to receive some external emails. Until we are completely confident that our servers are not at risk, external emails that include a link or an attachment will continue to be quarantined.  

Emails from us are not affected by the block that is in place, so you should still receive contact from us in this way, although it may take slightly longer than normal. We will let you know when these issues are resolved.

If you need us urgently, please call us.

Christmas & New Year opening hours


Find out when our offices, phone lines and services are open over the Christmas and New Year period

Shire Hall main reception and the contact centre

We will close for Christmas at  5:30pm on Friday 22 December and will open again at 8:30am on Wednesday 27 December.

We will be open as normal on the 27,28 and 29 December.

We will close at 5:30pm on Friday 29 December and open again at 8:30am on Tuesday 2 January.

More information

Report an emergency

Contact us

Social care help desks and emergency out of hours call back service.

Report a problem with a road, footpath, streetlight and more


Christmas Eve 24 December – all libraries closed  and no mobile service except for Bishops Cleeve open as normal including Open+ members access hours

Christmas Day 25 December – all libraries closed and no mobile service

Boxing Day 26 December – all libraries closed and no mobile service

New Year’s Eve 31 December – all libraries closed and no mobile service except Bishops Cleeve open as usual including Open+ members access hours

New Year’s Day 1st January 2018 – all libraries closed and no mobile service

Find your nearest library

Renew your library books online

Household Recycling Centres

All sites will be open every day from 9:00am to 6:15pm except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Find your nearest HRC

Book in advance to bring a van, pick-up or large trailer (over 6ft x 4ft) to the centre

Register a birth or death

Christmas: we are closed on the 25 and 26 December. We re-open on the 27 December.

New Year: we are closed on the 1 January and re-open on the 2 January.

Book an  appointment to register a birth or death online.



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