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Christmas service information

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

Adult learning centres

Our centres close on Christmas Eve at 4pm, apart from Bridlington which closes at 4pm on Friday 21 December.

All Centres re-open as normal on Wednesday 2 January.

You can find more details on the centres and normal opening hours page.

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 2018) that show revised collection dates for Christmas 2018 and all collection dates for next year up to 24 December 2019. 

Please note: normal collections resume Monday 14 January 2018.

Sign up for the council’s free text message reminder service for bin collections, details of how to sign up are on the 2019 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 (tips) in the East Riding will be open from 10am to 5pm each day, except 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.

  • Monday 24 December - open (will close at 4pm)
  • Monday 31 December - open (will close at 4pm)
  • Tuesday 25 December - closed
  • Wednesday 26 December - closed 
  • Tuesday 1 January 2018 - closed

All other days will be as normal between 10am-5pm.

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 our centres close at 4:30 on Christmas Eve, apart from the Haltemprice Multi-Service Centre that closes at 4:30 Friday 21 December 218.

However, during this period all our Multi-Service Centres will be open on Saturday 29 December 9:30am to 12:30pm.

The customer service centres listed below:

  • Beverley, Cross Street
  • Bridlington, Town Hall, Quay Road
  • Goole, Council Offices
  • Hedon, New Road
  • Hornsea, Newbegin

will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2019

Multi-service centres with integrated libraries

The following multi-service centres with integrated library facilities will re-open at 9.30am on Wednesday 2 January 2019:

  • Brough, Petuaria Centre
  • Driffield Centre, Cross Hill
  • Haltemprice Customer Services and Library
  • Market Weighton, Wicstun Centre

The following multi-service centres with integrated library facilities listed below will re-open at 9.30am Thursday 3 January 2019:

  • Cottingham Centre, Market Green
  • Hessle Centre, Southgate
  • Pocklington, Pocela Centre
  • Withernsea Centre, Queen Street

Please note: all our multi-service centres will be open on Saturday 29 December 9:30 to 12:30 

Telephone contact

Our telephone line (01482) 393939 will be available for emergencies only between Tuesday 25 December 2018 and Tuesday 2 January 2019.

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 2019. However, if your enquiry is urgent, please call us on 01482 393939

Need to request a service or find information?

Try searching for it online or try our AZ of council services.

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

  • Monday 24 December: 9am - 3pm
  • Tuesday 25 December: Closed
  • Wednesday 26 December: Closed
  • Thursday 27 December: 9am - 12.30pm
  • Friday 28 December: 9am - 12.30pm
  • Saturday 29 December: 9am - 12.30pm
  • Sunday 30 December:  9am - 12.30pm
  • Monday 31 December: 9am - 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019: Closed
  • Wednesday 2 January 2019: 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 Monday 24 December will close at 4pm. 

All libraries that normally open on a Saturday will do so on Saturday 29 December only,

All libraries will begin normal opening times on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Mobile Library Amended hours for Christmas Eve service

Long Stay Mobile Library

  • Hutton Cranswick 10am - 2.30pm (4.5 hours on service)
  • Thorngumbald 9.30am - 11.30am (2 hours on service)
  • Sproatley 12.30am - 2.30pm (2 hours on service)

 

Express Mobile Library

  • Beeford 9.30 - 9.40am (10 mins)
  • Bridlington - Matson Court 10 - 10.15am (15 mins)
  • Bridlington -  Avenue Court  10.25 - 10.40am (15 mins)
  • Bridlington - Burlington Court 10.50 - 11.10am (20 mins)
  • Bridlington -Hanover Grange 11.20 - 11.35am (15 mins
  • Bridlington -  Chantry Court 12.50 - 1.05pm (15 mins)
  • Bridlington -  Richardson Court 1.10 - 1.25pm (15 mins)
  • Lissett  1.40 - 1.55pm (15 mins)
  • Cottingham - Southwood Gardens 2.40 - 2.50pm (10 mins)
  • Normal service will resume on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

 

Mobile libraries

Normal mobile library service will resume on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

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

Bridlington

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

Cottingham

  • Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day 
  • Thursday 27th December - open 10 am to 3pm 
  • Friday 28th December - open 10am to 3pm 
  • Monday 31st December - open 10 am to 3pm 
  • Tuesday 1st January 2019 closed 
  • Wednesday 2nd January - open 9 am to 4.30 pm

Driffield

  • Tuesday 25 December to Wednesday 2 January 2018 - closed 
  • Wednesday 2 January 2019 - open 10am - 12.30pm

Goole

  • Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day 
  • Thursday 27th December - Closed 
  • Friday 28th December - open 10 am to 2pm 
  • Saturday 29th December - prebooked ceremonies only 
  • Sunday 30th December - prebooked ceremonies only 
  • Monday 31st December - open 10 am to 2 pm 
  • Tuesday 1st January 2019 closed 
  • Wednesday 2nd January - open 10 am to 12.30 pm

Hedon

Tuesday 25 December to Wednesday 2 January 2019 - closed

Hornsea

  • Tuesday 25 December to Wednesday 2 January 2019 - closed 
  • Wednesday 2nd January 2019 - by appointment only

Pocklington

  • Tuesday 25 December to Wednesday 2 January 2019 - closed 
  • Wednesday 2 January - open 10 am to 12.30 pm

Withernsea

Tuesday 25 December to Wednesday 2 January 2019 - closed

Museums

Sewerby Hall

Sewerby Hall's seasonal opening times are as follows:

  • 15 - 16 December: 11.30am - 3.30pm
  • 22 - 23 December: 11.30am - 3.30 pm
  • 24 - 26th December: closed
  • 27 - 30 December: 11.30am - 3.30pm
  • 31 December - 4 January: closed.

 

Guildhall

  • Friday 21 December: 10am-4pm as usual
  • Week commencing 24 December: Closed

 

Normal hours resume from 2 January (10am-1pm Wednesdays and 10am-4pm Fridays).  

Goole Museum

Goole museum's opening times are the same as the library.

Skidby Windmill

  • Saturday 22 December: 10am-12.30pm  1pm-5pm Last admission 4.15pm
  • Sunday 23 December: 10am-12.30pm  1pm-5pm Last admission 4.15pm
  • Monday 24 December: 10am-12.30pm  1pm-5pm Last admission 4.15pm
  • Tuesday 25 December: Closed
  • Wednesday 26 December: Closed
  • Thursday 27 December: Closed
  • Friday 28 December: Closed
  • Saturday 29 December: 10am-12.30pm  1pm-5pm Last admission 4.15pm
  • Sunday 30 December: 10am-12.30pm  1pm-5pm Last admission 4.15pm
  • Monday 31 December: Closed
  • Tuesday 1 January: Closed
  • Wednesday 2 January: 10am-12.30pm  |  1pm-5pm Last admission 4.15pm                                                                                  

 

Treasure House

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

 

Normal library opening hours will resume on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

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 28 December 2018.

Any applications received after this date will be processed on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

If you do not have access to the internet, you can make an application by telephone by contacting the council on 01482 393939 between 9am and 12 noon on 28 December 2018 only.

South Cliff holiday park

Please find below our Christmas opening times for the office at South Cliff Holiday Park:

  • Thursday 20 December - 9.00-4.00
  • Friday 21 December - 9.00-3.30
  • Saturday 22 December - Closed
  • Sunday 23 December - Closed
  • Monday 24 December - 9.00-1.00
  • Tuesday 25 December - Tuesday 1st January - Closed
  • Wednesday 2 January - 9.00-4.00
  • Thursday 3 January - 9.00-4.00
  • Friday 4 January - 9.00-3.30

 

Other council services

Need to request a service or find information over the Christmas period? Try searching for it online or try our AZ of council services.