Bank holiday opening times and service changes

The next bank holiday period is Christmas/New Year 2019/20.

Council offices will be closed over the Christmas Bank Holidays.

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.

Recycling and waste collections

Revised collection dates are on our bank holiday recycling and waste webpage.

Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre

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

Free parking

We have free parking for shoppers at weekends over Christmas. Find out more

Havering Registration Service 

See full details of the changes to the 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.

See the full details of changes to this service

Yew Tree Centre

Open until 24 December 2019 and then closed until 2 January 2020.




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