New weekday opening hours at Erewash council’s two town halls are being brought in from Monday, 13 May.

The reception areas – where the public can raise queries in person with customer services teams – will close at midday instead of 2pm.

The move comes as residents increasingly make use of the council’s online services – which are more efficient and save money.

The reception area at Ilkeston Town Hall will continue to open four days a week. From 13 May the new times will be 10am until 12 noon. It is closed on Wednesdays.

At Long Eaton Town Hall, the reception is closed on Thursdays. Like Ilkeston, the new opening hours on the four other days will be 10am to 12 noon.

The council’s telephone Contact Centre is open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays on 0115 907 2244.