Bank holiday opening times and service changes

Next bank holiday: Christmas and New Year 2022

General contact

We are closed on 26, 27 and 28 December 2022 and 2 January 2023.

When we are closed for a bank holiday, please use our out of hours emergency number, 01708 433999.

Go to our contact us page for the full list of contact details for services, links to enquiry forms and emergency contacts for services we don't look after such as Transport for London and Thames Water.

Details for specific services

The following information is about services that have further changes or specific details we need to give you beyond those mentioned above.


For events listed on our website, please make contact with individual organisers to see if they are running.

Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre


Our libraries will be closed on 26, 27 and 28 December 2022 and 2 January 2023

Register a death

  • Dates TBC

The GP/Doctor will issue the Medical Cause of Death Certificate, which will need to be emailed across to with contact details for the Next of Kin.

If the paperwork is received during the hours listed above, a Registrar will check the paperwork is correct and will then contact the family on the details supplied to issue the paperwork for the timely burial, this will be electronically sent to your Funeral Director/Cemetery. 

An appointment for registration will be made at the same time for the following week (within 5 days of death.)

The emergency on call number for the London Borough of Havering is 01708 433999. If you need to contact someone they will pass a message onto the Registrars Department.

Recycling and waste collections

Service disruption

Our service disruption page lists a number of service changes that are a result of circumstances such as the weather.

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