Bank holiday opening times and service changes
The next bank holiday period is Christmas/New Year 2019/20.
Council offices and the Romford PASC will be closed on 25, 26 and 27 December 2019 and 1 January 2020.
Our out of hours contact details are on our contact us page
For details of library opening times please contact your local library.
You can also keep track of gritting and services changes as a result of winter on our winter services page.
Planning reception in the Public Advice and Service Center
Planning Reception and Duty Planner are closed from Tuesday 24 December and open again on Monday 6 January 2020.
Recycling and waste collections
Revised collection dates are on our bank holiday recycling and waste webpage.
7.30am to 5.45pm - Monday to Sunday except:
- 7.30am – 4.30pm - Christmas Eve
- Closed - Christmas Day
- 9.30am – 4pm - Boxing Day
- 7.30am – 4.30pm - New Year’s Eve
- 9.30am – 4pm - New Year’s Day
We have free parking for shoppers at weekends over Christmas. Find out more
Havering Registration Service
Cremations and cemeteries
Christmas 2019 and New Year opening times for South Essex Crematorium, Upminster, Romford, Hornchurch and Rainham Cemeteries
Our grounds are open every day including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day from 9am to 4pm.
Yew Tree Centre
Open until 24 December 2019 and then closed until 2 January 2020.