Christmas and New Year opening times 

16/12/09
Merry Christmas

Bank Holidays are 27 and 28 December, and 3 January

Area offices
Bin collections and recycling
Careline
Children's Centres
Crematorium and cemetaries
Housing offices
Housing repairs
Leisure centres
Libraries, museum and Smithills Hall
Markets
Meals on wheels community meals service
One Stop Shop and call centre
Registrars
Social services

Area offices

Blackrod Library enquiry office

Closed: Christmas Day; Boxing Day; Bank holidays, 30 December and New Year’s Day. Other days open as normal.

Farnworth One Stop Shop

Open: Christmas Eve 9am-4pm; December 29 and 30 9am-5pm; New Year’s Eve 9am-4pm.

Closed: Christmas Day; Boxing Day; Bank holidays and New Year’s Day.

Horwich Town Hall

Open: Christmas Eve 9am-4pm

Closed: Christmas Day; Boxing Day; Bank holidays, 29, 30 and 31 December and New Year’s Day.

Little Lever Library enquiry office

Closed: Christmas Day; Boxing Day; Bank holidays, 29 December and New Year’s Day. Other days open as normal.

Pikes Lane enquiry office

Closed: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; Boxing Day; Bank holidays; New Years Eve and New Year’s Day.

Other days open as normal.

Westhoughton Town Hall

Open: Christmas Eve 9am-4pm

Closed: Christmas Day; Boxing Day; Bank holidays, 29, 30 and 31 December and New Year’s Day.

Bin collections and recycling

Bin collections will take place as normal during Christmas and New Year. There will be no green bin collections between December to March 2011.

Careline

01204 335733

Available 24 Hours a day 365 days a year

Children's Centres

Alexandra

Open: December 24 (8am - 4pm), December 29-31 (9am-5pm), January 4 (9am-5pm)

Closed: December 25-28, January 1-3.

Bright Meadows

Open: December 24 (8.30am - 4pm), January 4 (8.30am-5pm)

Closed: December 25 - January 3

Bromley Cross

Open: December 24 (8.30am - 1pm), January 4 (8.30am-1pm)

Closed: December 25 - January 3

Crompton

Open: December 24 (8.30am - 4pm), January 4 (8.30am - 5pm)

Closed: December 25 - January 3

Great Lever

Open: December 24 (8am - 4pm), December 30-31 (9am-5pm), January 4 (8am-6pm)

Closed: December 25-29, January 1-3.

Harvey

Open: December 24 (8am - 5pm), December 29-31 (8am-6pm), January 4 (8am-6pm)

Closed: December 25-28, January 1-3.

Heaton & Lostock

Closed: December 24 - January 3

Horwich

Closed: December 24 - January 10

Hulton

Open: January 4 (8.30am-4pm)

Closed: December 23 - January 3

Kearsley

Open: December 24 (8.30am-4pm), December 30 (8.30am-4pm), January 4 (8.30am-4.30pm)

Closed: December 25-29, December 31 - January 3

Leverhulme

Open: December 24 (8.30am-4pm), December 29 (8.30am-4pm), January 4 (8.30am-4.30pm)

Closed: December 25-28, December 30 - January 3

Little Lever

Open: December 24 (8am - 4pm), December 29-31 (8am-4pm), January 4 (8am-6pm)

Closed: December 25-28, January 1-3.

Lord Street

Open: December 24 (8am - 4pm), December 29-30 (9am-5pm), January 4 (8am-6pm)

Closed: December 25-28, December 31 - January 3.

Oldhams

Open: December 24 (8.30am - 4pm), January 4 (8.30am-5pm)

Closed: December 25 - January 3.

Orchards

Open: December 24 (8am - 4pm), January 4 (8am-6pm)

Closed: December 25 - January 3.

Oxford Grove

Open: December 24 (8am - 6pm), January 4 (8am-6pm)

Closed: December 25 - January 3.

Tonge

Open: December 24 (8am-4pm), December 29-30 (8am-6pm), December 31 (8am-5pm), January 4 (8am-6pm)

Closed: December 25-28, December 30 - January 3

Westhoughton

Open: December 24 (8.30am-4.30pm), January 4 (8.30am-4.30pm)

Closed: December 25 - January 3

Crematorium and cemeteries

Main office

Open: Christmas Eve, December 29 and 30, New Year’s Eve, and January 4 8.15am-4.30pm;

Closed: Christmas Day; Boxing Day; Bank holidays

Overdale Crematorium Gardens, Chapel and Book of Remembrance

Open: Christmas Eve 8.15am-5.45pm; Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and bank holidays 10am-2pm December 29, 30 and New Year’s Eve 8.15am-5.45pm New Year’s Day, January 2 and 3 10am-2pm January 4 8.15am-5.45pm

Cemeteries

Cemeteries will be open as normal 9am-5.30pm

Housing offices

Open: Christmas Eve until 4pm
Prince Street office (Brownlow Way) open on 29 December 9.30am-12.30pm, 30 and 31 December 9.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm. Other offices closed

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and Bank holidays 

Housing repairs

An emergency repair service from 8pm of December 23 to 8am on 4 January. During this time residents will be able to request appointments for non-urgent repairs for after January 4.

Leisure centres

Farnworth, Horwich, Ladybridge, Sharples, Turton, Westhoughton

Open: Christmas Eve 9am-3pm, 29 and 30 December 9am-5pm, New Year’s Eve 9am- 3pm, 2 January open as normal, 3 January 9am-5pm Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 and 28 December, New Year’s Day

Leverhulme

Open: Christmas Eve 8am-5pm, 29 and 30 December 8am-6pm, New Year’s Eve 8am- 5pm, 2 January open as normal, 3 January 8am-6pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 and 28 December, New Year’s Day

Castle Hill, Harper Green, Kearsley, Little Lever, Withins

Closed from 20 December to 3 January, reopen as normal 4 January

Libraries, museum and Smithills Hall

Open: Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve closing at 4pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, bank holidays, New Year’s Day and January 2

Markets

Bolton Market 

Christmas week open Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 (extra day), Thursday 23 and Friday 24 December 9am to 5pm

New Year week open Thursday 30th and Friday 31st December 9am-5pm

Closed Saturday 25 to Wednesday 29 December and Saturday 1 to Monday 3 January 2011

Open as usual from Tuesday 4 January

Farnworth Market

Christmas week open Monday 20, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23, Friday 24 9am-5pm New Year week open Thursday 30 and Friday 31 9am-4pm

Open as usual from Friday 7 January

Horwich Market

Christmas and New Year open Friday 24 and Friday 31 December 9am-4pm

Westhoughton Market

Christmas week open Tuesday 21and Thursday 23 December 9am-5pm

New year week open Thursday 30 December 9am-5pm

Open as usual from Tuesday 4 January

Meals on wheels community meals service

Meals will be provided every day including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day and bank holidays.

One Stop Shop and call centre

01204 333333

Open: Christmas Eve 8am-4pm; December 29 and 30 8am-6pm; New Year’s Eve 8am-4pm.

Closed: Christmas Day; Bank holidays and New Year’s Day.

Cashiers open: Christmas Eve 9am-4pm; December 29 and 30 9am-5pm; New Year’s Eve 9am-4pm.

Closed: Christmas Day; Bank holidays and New Year’s Day.

Registrars

01204 331185

Open: Christmas Eve 8.30am to 3.30pm; December 29 and 30 open as normal; New Year’s Eve 8.30am-3.30pm

Closed: Christmas Day and Boxing Day office closed and no out of hour’s service; December 27 and 28 office closed but out of hours service 10am to noon; New Year’s Day office closed and no out of hour’s service; January 2 and 3 office closed but out of hours service 10am to noon

Social services

If you face a sudden urgent social care emergency, please call 01204 337777.

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