RESIDENTS are being reminded of when services are open during the festive break.

Although Essex County Council staff will be delivering care services and gritting roads through the holidays many services will be closed.

Recycling centres will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Libraries will be closed from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day inclusive and on New Year’s Day.

  • For full details of what services are available visit or call 0845 7430 430.