Changes to council services in Marr area

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New arrangements are now in place regarding access to some of the council services in the Marr area of Aberdeenshire.

The changes follow the end of reception facilities at the Aboyne and Alford area offices.

The closures are the result of a review of the service undertaken last year, which took into account staffing structures and best use of offices.

Council tax payments can be made by contacting 08456 081201, and rent payments by calling 08453 039480.

Payments can also be made in person at branches of The Co-operate Food in Alford and Aboyne, Post Offices, and at The Paper Shop in Aboyne.

To set up a Direct Debit or make a payment online, customers should visit where details can be entered securely.

A direct debit can also be arranged by calling 08456 081207.

Requests for housing repairs can be made on 08456 081203, or online at: airs.asp.

Applications for National Entitlement cards will be accepted at local libraries.

General queries for services previously accessed at the Aboyne and Alford council offices can now be directed to 08456 081 207. All numbers are charged at local rate.