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Council services over the Christmas and New Year period

Published on 20 November 2018

There will be changes to council services over the Christmas and New Year period. You can find the revised opening hours listed below.

List of services

Rubbish and recycling collections

There will be changes to your rubbish and recycling collections for two weeks from 25 December 2018. Your normal service will resume the week beginning 7 January 2019.

​Normal collection day Revised collection day​
Monday 24 December No change
Tuesday 25 December ​Thursday 27 December
Wednesday 26 December Friday 28 December
Thursday 27 December Saturday 29 December
​Friday 28 December Sunday 30 December
​Monday 31 December ​No change
Tuesday 1 January ​Wednesday 2 January
​Wednesday 2 January Thursday 3 January
​Thursday 3 January ​Friday 4 January
​Friday 4 January ​Saturday 5 January

Food waste

We understand that you might have more food waste over the Christmas period, so during this time you can put food waste in your black rubbish bin if your outdoor food bin is full.

If you run out of biodegradable bags, you can buy more from your local supermarket or wrap your waste in newspaper. Remember that you can’t put carrier bags or black bin liners in your food bin.

Christmas trees

Find out where to recycle your real Christmas tree in January.

Customer Service Centre, Laurence House

  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Open 27–28 December, 9am–5pm
  • Open 31 December, 9am–5pm
  • Closed 1 January

Register office

  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Open 27–28 December, 9am–4.15pm
  • Open 31 December, 9am–4.15pm
  • Closed 1 January

Adult learning centres

Granville Park Centre

  • Open 24 December, 9am–12 noon
  • Closed 25 December–1 January

Brockley Rise Centre

  • Open 24 December, 9am–12 noon
  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Open 27–28 December, 9am–4pm
  • Open 31 December, 9am–4pm
  • Closed 1 January

Grove Park Centre

  • Open 24 December, 9am–12 noon
  • Closed 25 December–1 January

Leisure centres

Wavelengths Leisure Centre

  • Open 22 December, 7am–4pm
  • Open 23 December, 8am–4pm
  • Open 24 December, 7am–2pm
  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Open 27–28 December, 7am–6pm
  • Open 29 December, 7am–4pm
  • Open 30 December, 8am–4pm
  • Open 31 December, 8am–4pm
  • Closed 1 January

Glass Mill Leisure Centre

  • Open 22–23 December, 7am–4pm
  • Open 24 December, 7am–2pm
  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Open 27–28 December, 7am–6pm
  • Open 29–31 December, 7am–4pm
  • Closed 1 January

Ladywell Arena

  • Open 22–23 December, 7am–4pm
  • Open 24 December, 7am–2pm
  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Open 27–28 December, 7am–6pm
  • Open 29–31 December, 7am–4pm
  • Closed 1 January

Bellingham Leisure and Lifestyle Centre

  • Open 22–23 December, 9am–4pm
  • Closed 24 December–26 December
  • Open 27–28 December, 9am–5pm
  • Open 29–30 December, 9am–4pm
  • Closed 31 December–1 January

The Bridge Leisure Centre

  • Open 22–23 December, 7am–4pm
  • Open 24 December, 7am–2pm
  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Open 27–28 December, 7am–6pm
  • Open 29–31 December, 7am–4pm
  • Closed 1 January

Forest Hill School Gym

  • Open 22–23 December, 10am–4pm
  • Closed 24–26 December
  • Open 27–30 December, 10am–4pm
  • Closed 31 December–1 January

Forest Hill Pools

  • Open 22–23 December, 7am–4pm
  • Open 24 December, 7am–2pm
  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Open 27–28 December, 7am–6pm
  • Open 29–31 December, 7am–4pm
  • Closed 1 January

The Bowls Centre

  • Open 22–24 December, 10am–3.30pm
  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Open 27–28 December, 10am–6pm
  • Open 29–31 December, 10am–3.30pm
  • Closed 1 January

Downham Leisure Centre

  • Open 22–23 December, 7am–6pm
  • Open 24 December, 7am–4pm
  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Open 27–31 December, 7am–6pm
  • Closed 1 January
  • Open 2 January, 7am–10pm

Libraries

Catford Library

  • Open 24 December, 9am–5pm
  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Normal hours 27–30 December
  • Open 31 December, 9am–5pm
  • Closed 1 January

The Library at Deptford Lounge

  • Open 24 December, 8am–1pm
  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Normal hours 27–30 December
    • Open 31 December, 8am–1pm
    • Closed 1 January

Downham Library

  • Open 24 December, 8am–1pm
  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Normal hours 27–30 December
  • Open 31 December, 8am–1pm
  • Closed 1 January

Lewisham Library

  • Open 24 December, 9am–1pm
  • Closed 25–26 December
  • Normal hours 27–30 December
  • Open 31 December, 9am–1pm
  • Closed 1 January

Blackheath Village community library service

  • Closed 24–26 December
  • Normal hours 27–30 December
  • Closed 31 December–1 January

Crofton Park community library service

  • Closed 24 December–3 January

Forest Hill community library service

  • Open 21 December, 9am–5pm
  • Closed 22–26 December
  • Open 27–28 December, 10am–4pm
  • Closed 29 December–1 January

Grove Park community library service

  • Closed 24 December–2 January 2018

Manor House library

  • Open 21 December, 9am–3pm
  • Closed 22–26 December
  • Open 27–28 December, 10am–4pm
  • Closed 29 December–1 January

New Cross community library service

  • Closed 22 December 12 noon–7 January

Pepys community library service

  • Closed 19 December–14 January

Sydenham community library service

  • Closed 22 December–3 January

Torridon Road community library service

  • Closed 24 December–26 December
  • Open 27 December, 9am–6pm
  • Open 28 December, 9am–1pm
  • Open 29 December, 9am–5pm
  • Closed 30 December–3 January
 

 

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