Christmas and New Year services and opening times

This page gives details of the services, eg rubbish collections, and opening times of offices and leisure centres over Christmas and New Year.

The out-of-hours service is fully operational and can be contacted on (01255) 222022 for all emergencies. This service is available 24/7.

If you are looking for details on the pharmacies open over the festive period,  visit the NHS North East Essex CCG webpage

We wish you a Happy Christmas and New Year.

Residents are reminded to remain cautious around big gatherings and busy places, and to follow Government Covid-19 guidance around regular testing, mask wearing and ventilation, to help keep you and your loved ones safe this Christmas.

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Rubbish and recycling collection arrangements

Rubbish and recycling collection arrangements

With Christmas comes extra waste and recycling, so to help, you will be able to place a maximum of 2 black bags by the side of your wheelie bin for collection. This will only be for your first scheduled wheelie bin collection following Christmas Day after which any unauthorised side waste will not be collected.

Normal Day of Collection

Revised Day of Collection

Monday 27 December 

Wednesday 29 December

Tuesday 28 December

Thursday 30 December

Wednesday 29 December

Friday 31 December

Thursday 30 December

Tuesday 4 January 

Friday 31 December

Wednesday 5 January

Monday 3 January

Thursday 6 January 

Tuesday 4 January 

Friday 7 January 

Wednesday 5 January 

Saturday 8 January 

Thursday 6 January 

Monday 10 January 

Friday 7 January 

Tuesday 11 January 

Monday 10 January

Wednesday 12 January

Tuesday 11 January

Thursday 13 January

Wednesday 12 January

Friday 14 January

Thursday 13 January

Saturday 15 January

Friday 14 January

Monday 17 January

Monday 17 January

Tuesday 18 January

Tuesday 18 January

Wednesday 19 January

Wednesday 19 January

Thursday 20 January

Thursday 20 January

Friday 21 January

Friday 21 January

Saturday 22 January

All collections return to normal week commencing Monday 24 January

Please remember that refuse, food waste and recyclable materials are collected each week from all domestic properties in the Tendring District.

Please place the refuse and recycling that was due for collection on your NORMAL day of collection out for collection on your REVISED day of collection before 7am. 

Please store your waste within the boundary of your property until it is due for collection.

Garden Waste

Please remember that the Garden Waste Service is suspended over the Christmas period which runs from Monday 27 December 2021 to Friday 7 January 2022 and will resume on the week commencing Monday 10 January 2022.  Any resident signed up to the Council's garden waste collection service will be able to put their trees out on collection day next to their bin to be picked up.

Recycling - Do your Bit!

Christmas cards and wrapping paper (except foil wrapping paper) can be put out for collection with your usual paper and card (red box) recycling.

Civic amenity sites / Recycling centres

Civic amenity sites / Recycling centres

For opening times, please use the links below which will take you to the up to date information on the Essex County Council website:

Office opening times

Office opening times

Our offices will be closing for general enquiries at 2pm on Thursday 23 December and opening again at 10am on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

All urgent matters will continue to be dealt with as usual as the majority of front line services continue for residents.  The Out of Hours service is fully open and can be contacted on 01255 222022 for all emergencies.  This service is available 24/7.

Don't forget that payments to the Council can be made at any time using the automated freephone number 0800 678 3046 or online via the Secure Online Internet Payments link.

Public toilets

Public toilets

The following toilets will be open from dawn to dusk on Christmas Day:

  1. Cambridge Road, Frinton
  2. The Quay, Harwich
  3. Brighton Road, Holland
  4. Walton Pier, Walton
  5. The Bury, St Osyth
  6. West Greensward, Clacton
  7. West End Lane, Dovercourt
  8. Market Site, Manningtree
  9. Western Prom Brightlingsea

Link to toilet location and opening times

Car parks

Car parks

On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, the Naze, Holland Haven and Martello coach and car parks will be open to the public.

All other car parks with gates will be closed.

Car parks without locking gates will remain open as usual.

Sports and leisure facilities opening times

Sports and leisure facilities opening times

Information about our leisure centres can be found on the Leisure Centres website:  https://www.tendringleisure.co.uk/

Crematorium and cemeteries opening times

Crematorium and cemeteries opening times

Crematorium

Office and Funeral Directors Reception - Christmas Eve

Please note that the crematorium and office will be closed on Christmas Eve this year.  Please leave a voicemail or send an email instead.  This does not affect the grounds and Book of Remembrance which will still be open and available to view.

Public enquiry office

Please note that due to COVID restrictions the enquiries office is closed to general visitors. If your enquiry is urgent, please telephone the enquiries office on 01255 686644. 

 

Public Enquiry Office

Gardens and Book of Remembrance

Office & Funeral Directors reception

24 December

Closed

8.30am to 4.30pm

Closed

Christmas Day

Closed

10am to 4.15pm

Closed

Boxing Day

Closed

10am to 4.30pm

Closed

27 December 

Closed

10am to 4.30pm

Closed

28 December

Closed

10am to 4.30pm

Closed

29 December

Closed

8.30am to 4.30pm

9am to 5pm

30 December

Closed

8.30am to 4.30pm

9am to 5pm

31 January

Closed

8.30am to 4.30pm

9am to 4.45pm

New Years Day

Closed

10am to 4.30pmClosed
2 January

Closed

10am to 4.30pm

Closed

3 January

Closed10am to 4.30pmClosed

4 January and onwards are normal opening times.

Christmas Tree

To assist in the continuing fight against COVID-19 we will not be providing a Christmas tree in the room of remembrance this year. The room of remembrance can become very crowded during the festive period with visitors viewing the book of remembrance or preparing flowers for the grounds. A tree will be placed outside of the room of remembrance, however we will not be providing tags for messages. Thank you for your understanding.

Cemeteries

Vehicular access times

There are no time restrictions concerning pedestrian access.

 

Burrs Road, Clacton

Dovercourt

Kirby Cross

Walton

24 December

7.30am to 4.30pm

7.30am to 4.30pm

No restrictions

No restrictions

Christmas Day and Boxing Day

10am to 4.30pm

10am to 4.30pm

No restrictions

No restrictions

27 December

10am to 4.30pm

10am to 4.30pm

No restrictions

No restrictions

28 December 10am to 4.30pm10am to 4.30pmNo restrictions

No restrictions

29 December

7.30am to 4.30pm

7.30am to 4.30pm

No restrictions

No restrictions

30 December7.30am to 4.30pm7.30am to 4.30pmNo restrictions

No restrictions

 31 December7.30am to 4.30pm7.30am to 4.30pmNo restrictions

No restrictions

New Years day10am to 4.30pm10am to 4.30pmNo restrictions

No restrictions

2 January10am to 4.30pm10am to 4.30pmNo restrictions

No restrictions

3 January

10am to 4.30pm10am to 4.30pmNo restrictionsNo restrictions

4 January and onwards are normal opening times.

Please note that there will be no vehicular access at Burrs Road and Dovercourt cemeteries if the weather is inclement and the roadways are hazardous.  In this event please take extra care if on foot. If your enquiry is urgent please telephone the enquiries office on 01255 686644. For enquiries outside of normal working hours please contact Careline on 01255 222022.

Last updated on: 25/11/2021 - 16:29