GEORGE NEWS - George Municipal offices will be closed from Wednesday 27 December until Monday 1 January 2018.
Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday 2 January 2018.
All essential and emergency services will continue to be rendered during the closure period.
Emergency and essential services
For all emergency or essential services during this time (27 December 2017 to 1 January 2018), contact 044 801 6300.
These services include fixing burst water pipes, opening of sewerage blockages on main lines, storm water problems, emergency street repairs, electrical failures, prepaid meter problems, law enforcement, refuse removal, letting of halls, cleaning of halls, licensing renewals and finance services.
The dedicated contact number for the fire brigade is 044 801 6311.
The Finance Department's client services and cashiers will close at 10:30 on Friday, 22 December and re-open at 08:00 on 2 January 2018.
Payments, pre-paid electricity sales and account queries can be made at the offices of ONTEC (previously ITRON) in Eagle View Building, 2nd Floor, 5 Progress Street, from 27 to 29 December (08:00 - 13:00).
For enquiries contact 044 873 5474 or after hours 044 801 6300 / 072 874 2544.
The motor vehicle licensing department will be open to the public for licensing renewals only from 08:00 until 12:00 from 27 until 29 December.
Refuse removal will continue throughout the festive season with only the public holidays affecting the schedule. The schedule changes as follows:
- Monday 25 December will be removed on Wednesday 27 December;
- Tuesday 26 December will be removed on Thursday 28 December;
- Monday 1 January will be removed on Tuesday 2 January 2018.
The George landfill site is open every week day from 07:00 until 18:00 and Saturdays from 07:00 until 17:00.
It is closed on Sundays. It is open on all public holidays except for 25 December (Christmas Day).
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