Reading Borough Council (RBC) have announced when the Civic Offices will be closed to the public over this Xmas and New Year.

The Civic Offices on Bridge Street will close to the at 5pm on Friday 21 December and will not re-open until 9am on Wednesday 2 January; the call centre will also be closed.

For both adult social care and Brighter Futures for Children (children’s services), a reduced service will operate for those who need urgent assistance on 24, 27, 28 and 31 December.

During the festive season, RBC will be operating three out-of-hours phone lines as normal:

  • emergencies on 0118 937 3737,
  • adult social care on 01344 786543,
  • Brighter Futures for Children on 0118 937 3641.