Bank holiday opening times and service changes

Next bank holiday: Christmas and New Year

General contact

We are closed on 25, 26 and 27 December 2023 and 1 January 2024.

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.


Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre

Leisure centres


  • Libraries will be closed on 25, 26 and 27 December 2023 and 1 January 2024.

Register a birth or death

Bank Holiday opening times for Havering Registration Service, Langtons House, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1XJ.

  • 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.

We are unable to issue a Green Form until we have received a correctly completed Medical Cause of Death Certificate.

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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