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Christmas service information

Christmas opening times, bin collection dates and revised service information for:

Adult learning centres

Goole and Bridlington Adult learning centres will close at 5pm on 23rd December. 

Beverley and Cottingham Adult learning centres will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve. 

All centres will re-open on 2 January 2020 at 8:30am. 

Bin collections and Household Waste Recycling Sites (tips)

Find out how and where to recycle your common festive waste.

Bin collections

All bin collections will change over Christmas and New Year. 

We have posted new bin collection calendars this month (December 2019) that show revised collection dates for Christmas 2019 and all collection dates for next year up to 24 December 2020. 

Please note: normal collections resume Monday 13 January 2020.

Sign up for the council’s free text message reminder service for bin collections, details of how to sign up are on the 2020 bin collection calendars which can be viewed at the link below.

You can also find your festive bin collection dates or you can download a copy of your calendar by clicking the link below and typing in your postcode.

View your bin collection dates

Household waste recycling sites (tips) and Reuse shop

Household waste recycling sites in the East Riding will be open throughout the holidays from 10am to 5pm each day, apart from on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve when they will close at 4pm. They will be closed all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Find out where your nearest recycling site is and what you can take there. 

Kitchen caddy liners

Kitchen caddy liners are available free from all household waste and recycling sites, as well as from customer service centres, leisure centres, libraries and mobile libraries. 

Christmas waste and recycling

Take a look at how and where to recycle your Christmas waste.

Customer Service Centres

All libraries and Customer Service Centres close at 4pm on Christmas Eve -  Haltemprice will, however, be fully closed all day on Christmas Eve.

Any branches which normally open on a Saturday will be open on Saturday, 28 December.

All branches are then closed from 29 Dec through to 2 Jan, when all will reopen as per their normal opening hours.

The only exception to this is Haltemprice, who have the following OPEN+ hours:

Date Manned Hours OPEN+
Monday 23 December 09.30-18:30 18:45 – 21:00
Tuesday 24 December Closed Closed
Wednesday 25 December Closed Closed
Thursday 26December Closed Closed
Friday 27 December Closed 09:30 – 18:00
Saturday 28 December 09:30 – 12:30 12:45 – 18:00
Sunday 29 December Closed 9:30 – 18:00
Monday 30 December Closed 9:30 – 18:00
Tuesday 31 December Closed Closed
Wednesday 1 January 2020 Closed Closed
Thursday 2 January 2020 Normal Hours Normal Hours

Telephone contact

Our telephone line (01482) 393939 will be available for emergencies only between Wednesday 25 December 2019 and Thursday 2 January 2020.

Online forms

Please note that any online forms submitted over the festive period will not be dealt with until after we return to work on 2 January 2020.

However, if your enquiry is urgent, please call us on (01482) 393939.

Day Centres (Adult care)

Christmas opening times for adult day care centres can be viewed using the adult day care centre finder:

Find opening times for adult day care centres

Foreshores

  • Tuesday 24 December: 9am - 2pm
  • Wednesday 25 December: Closed
  • Thursday 26 December: Closed
  • Friday 27 December: 9am - 12.30pm
  • Saturday 28 December: 9am - 12.30pm
  • Sunday 29 December: 9am - 12.30pm
  • Monday 30 December:  9am - 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 31 December: 9am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 1 January 2020: Closed
  • Thursday 2 January 2020: 9am - 4pm

Leisure Centres

Opening times for each leisure centre can be found on the leisure website. Please choose a leisure centre to view christmas opening times:

Libraries

All standalone libraries open on Tuesday 24 December will close at 4pm. 

All libraries that normally open on a Saturday will do so on Saturday 28 December only.

All libraries will begin normal opening times on Thursday 2 January 2020.

Mobile Library Amended hours for Christmas Eve service

Long Stay Mobile Library

  • Wilberfoss 10.30am - 2.30pm 

Express Mobile Library

  • Preston 9.30 - 9.25am
  • Bilton 9.50 - 10.20am
  • Wawne 12.50 - 1.10pm
  • Tickton 1.30 - 2.30pm
  • Normal service will resume on Thursday 2 January 2020. 

Mobile libraries

Normal mobile library service will resume on Thursday 2 January 2020.

Find specific opening times for your local library

Registration and celebratory services

Please note: opening hours are for pre-booked ceremonies and by appointment only, for the registration of deaths and the giving of urgent notices of marriage or of intention to register a civil partnership, for all offices during the holiday period will be as follows:

Registration and celebratory service offices

Beverley

  • Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day 
  • Friday 27th December - open 10 am to 3pm  
  • Saturday 28th December – by appointment only 
  • Sunday 29th December - prebooked ceremonies only 
  • Monday 30th December - open 10 am to 3pm  
  • Tuesday 31st January 2019 - open 10 am to 3pm
  • Closed Wednesday 1st January 2020
  • Thursday 2nd January - open 9 am to 4.30 pm

Bridlington

  • Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day 
  • Friday 27th December - open 10am to3pm  
  • Saturday 28th December - prebooked ceremonies only 
  • Sunday 29th December - prebooked ceremonies only 
  • Tuesday 31st December - open 10am to 3pm 
  • Closed Wednesday1st January 2020 
  • Thursday 2nd January - open 9am to 4.30pm

Cottingham

  • Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day 
  • Friday 27th December - open 10 am to 3pm  
  • Monday 30th December - open 10 am to 3pm  
  • Tuesday 31st January 2019 - open 10 am to 3pm  
  • Closed Wednesday 1st January 
  • Thursday 2nd January - open 9 am to 4.30 pm

Driffield

  • Tuesday 25 December to Wednesday 1st January 2020 - closed 
  • Friday 3rd January 2020 - open 10am - 12.30pm

Goole

  • Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day 
  • Friday 27th December - open 10 am to 3pm  
  • Saturday 28th December – prebooked ceremonies only 
  • Sunday 29th December - prebooked ceremonies only 
  • Closed Monday 30th December 
  • Tuesday 31st January 2019 - open 10 am to 3pm  
  • Closed Wednesday 1st January 2020
  • Thursday 2nd January - open 9 am to 4.30 pm

Hedon

  • Closed 25th December onwards reopens 7th January 2020  

 

Hornsea

  • Closed 25th December onwards reopens 8th January 2020 by appointment only 

Pocklington

  • Closed 25th December to Thursday 2nd January 2020 

Withernsea

  • Closed Wednesday 25th  December to Thursday 2nd January 2020

 

Emergency Assistance

Applications to the Emergency Assistance scheme can be made online as normal via Emergency assistance page as usual.

Applications for financial assistance with food, gas and electric will be processed on Friday 27 December 2019 to 12 noon.

Any applications received after this date will be processed on Thursday 2 January 2020.  

South Cliff holiday park

Christmas Opening Hours for South Cliff Holiday Park are as follows:

  • 24 December 8:30am - 2pm
  • 25 December Closed
  • 26 December Closed 
  • 27 December 8:30am - 6pm
  • 28 December 8:30am - 5pm
  • 29 December 8:30am - 4pm
  • 30 December 8:30am - 5pm
  • 31 December 8:30am - 2pm
  • 1 January - Closed

Normal opening hours resume from 2 January, 2020.

Other council services

For specific council venues not listed on this page such as Bridlington Spa or Sewerby Hall, please visit the venue's website for Christmas opening time information.

Need to request a service or find information over the Christmas period? 

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