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Christmas service information

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

Adult learning centres

Adult learning centres in the East Riding are closed.

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 in December 2020 that show revised collection dates for Christmas 2020 and all collection dates for next year up to 24 December 2021. 

Please note: normal collections resume Monday 11 January 2021.

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 by clicking/tapping the button below:

You can also find your festive bin collection dates or you can download a copy of your calendar by clicking/tapping the button 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.

Bridlington Spa

Bridlington Spa will remain closed throughout the period.

Customer Service Centres

Most Multi-service Centres and Customer Service Centres will all close at 4pm on Christmas Eve.

East Riding Leisure Haltemprice is closed from 5:30pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020. Visit the website for details:

East Riding Leisure Haltemprice Christmas opening hours (external council website)

Normal site opening hours will recommence from Saturday 2 January, 2021.

Telephone contact

Our telephone line (01482) 393939 will be available for emergencies only between Tuesday 25 December 2020 and Monday 4 January 2021.

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 Monday 4 January 2021.

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

Coastal Services

Staff can be contacted on email at the following times (foreshores@eastriding.gov.uk):
  • Wednesday 23 December: 9am - 4pm 
  • Thursday 24 December: 9am - 2pm
  • Christmas Day Friday 25 December: Closed
  • Boxing Day Saturday 26 December: Closed
  • Sunday 27 December: 9am - 12.30pm
  • Monday 28 December: 9am - 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 29 December: 9am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 30 December:  9am - 12.30pm
  • Thursday 31 December: 9am - 12.30pm
  • Friday 1 January 2021: Closed
  • Saturday 2 January 2021: 9am - 2pm
  • Sunday 3 January 2021: Open as normal.

East Riding Leisure

For opening times over Christmas and the New Year, visit: 

East Riding Leisure (council website)

Libraries and Mobile Libraries

Libraries, Multi-service Centres and Customer Service Centres will all close at 4pm on Christmas Eve, 24 December 2020.

Normal site opening hours will recommence from Saturday 2 January 2021.

Mobile libraries

The mobile library service will recommence from Monday 4 January, 2021.

Christmas Eve

Beeford - 9.30 - 11.30am 

Kilham - 12.30 - 14.30pm

Find specific opening times for your local library

Museums and archives

East Riding Museums and Archives will remain closed.

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 and Boxing Day 
  • Tuesday 29 December - open 10am to 2.30pm
  • Wednesday 30 December - open 10am to 2.30pm
  • Thursday 31 December - open 10am to 2.30pm
  • Closed Friday 1 January 2021
  • Saturday 2 January 2021 - open 9.30am to 1pm.

Bridlington

  • Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day 
  • Tuesday 29 December - open 10am to 2.30pm
  • Thursday 31 December - open 10am to 2.30pm
  • Closed Friday 1 January 2021. Reopens Monday 4 January.

Cottingham

  • Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day 
  • Tuesday 29 December - open 10am to 2.30pm
  • Wednesday 30 December - open 10am to 2.30pm
  • Thursday 31 December - open 10am to 2.30pm
  • Closed Friday 1 January 2021. Reopens Monday 4 January.

Driffield

  • Closed Christmas Day onwards. Reopens Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Goole

  • Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day 
  • Tuesday 29 December - open 10am to 2.30pm
  • Thursday 31 December - open 10am to 2.30pm
  • Closed Friday 1 January 2021. Reopens Monday 4 January.

Pocklington

  • Closed Christmas Day onwards. Reopens Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Withernsea

  • Closed Christmas Day onwards. Reopens Monday 4 January 2021.

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 Monday 28 December 2020 to 12 noon.

Any applications received after this date will be processed on Monday 4 January 2021.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

The zoo, gardens, play area, Welcome Centre, toilets and the Clock Tower Café (takeaway service only) will be open from 18 - 24 December, and from 27 - 31 December. All facilities will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day, except the car park which will be open on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

South Cliff holiday park

South Cliff Holiday Park remains closed to all customers.

The office will be open for telephone enquiries, future bookings and so forth, as follows:

  • 23 December 8:30am - 5pm
  • 24 December 8:30am - 2pm
  • 25 December Closed
  • 26 December Closed 
  • 27 December 8:30am - 4pm
  • 28 - 31 December 8:30am - 5pm
  • 1 January 2021 - Closed.

Normal opening hours resume from 2 January, 2021.

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? 

Try searching for the service or topic by using the site search at the top of the page.

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