Christmas and New Year Closures 2023

The Rother District Council offices will close for the Christmas break at 4 pm on Friday 22nd December 2023.

Our reception will reopen at 9 am on Tuesday, 2nd January 2024 – and our telephone lines will reopen at 9.30 am.

Further information on changes to services and assistance available during the closure are available in the below sections.

We wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas, and a healthy and Happy New Year.

Changes to bin collections

Every household will experience a change to their collections over Christmas and New Year. If you have a Garden Waste bin, this service is suspended for two weeks and will resume in the New Year.

To view your upcoming collections & to download your 2024 Waste Calendar, please visit the Find My Nearest service using the button below.

Aiimee – Rother Digital Assistant

In December 2023, Rother District Council released an updated version of the online Digital Assistant programme. Utilising brand-new technology, Aiimee is an AI-powered conversational bot, available 24/7 (even during our closure) to assist with the vast majority of Rother District Council queries.

To ask Aiimee a question, please click on the “Have any questions” button, located at the bottom right of each page of our website – or click the “Ask Aiimee” button below.

Urgent out-of-hours support

Customers can use our out-of-hours service to report extremely urgent events that cannot wait until our offices reopen. Events include:

  • car and house alarms
  • dangerous structures
  • If you are homeless and have nowhere to stay tonight  – this includes if you are fleeing from domestic violence.

For information on opening times and how to use the service, please click the button below.

Published: 21st December 2023

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