The council offices will close at 2pm on Wednesday 24 December and re-open at 8.30am on Friday 2 January 2015.
In an emergency the out-of-hours service is contactable on 01256 844844.
Melbourne Barrett is set to be appointed as the new chief executive at a meeting this week. The appointment, replacing Tony Curtis who retired at the end of November,is subject to approval at the Council meeting this Thursday (11 December).
Mel is currently Executive Director of Housing and Regeneration at the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Bin collection crews will work some Saturdays to catch up on changes over the Christmas break.
Christmas can mean extra rubbish so for the first collection only after Christmas crews will collect extra sacks.
The winter edition of Basingstoke and Deane Today is available to read online now.
Motorists travelling in the area of Basing View and Eastrop roundabout are warned to expect delays at peak periods until early March 2015 while work to build the new road to facilitate the John Lewis at home and Waitrose store is carried out.