Police Scotland has appealed to the public not to misuse the 999 and 101 systems over the holiday period. The three busiest days of the past year for police call handlers were during the festive season.
The peak day – with 9,400 calls – was 1 January 2016. A total of 9,100 calls were taken on 31 December, with 8,450 calls on 23 December (source BBC Scotland news. More here).
“Our message is simple – if it’s an emergency call 999, for non-emergency situations dial 101.”
There will be no changes to the household or commercial waste collections this year over the Christmas and New Year period – unless you live on Arran (More info here).
But, even though collection days will remain the same, the collection times may vary. Please ensure your bin is out for 7am on the morning of your collection.
If affected by adverse weather, the waste collection crews will return and uplift bins as soon as possible.
The area’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed on 25 and 26 December and again on 1 and 2 January – but will be open as normal every other day.
NHS Ayrshire and Arran:
Over Christmas, GP practices will be closed for four days from Christmas Eve until Wednesday 28 December. During this time, you can still get advice from your community pharmacist. Find out which pharmacies are open in North Ayrshire (click here).