Christmas opening times

Services

Bins and recycling

Don’t forget to check your calendar for changes to your bin collections over the Christmas period. You can check your collection calendar online at Bins and recycling. Please put your (real, chopped up) Christmas tree in your green bin or take it to one of the borough’s Household Waste Recycling Centres.

The green bin collection service will be suspended for two weeks, commencing from 24th and 31st December 2018.

Libraries

All libraries, except Wigan, Leigh and Aspull, are closed from 5pm on Thursday 20th Dec 2018 - Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019.

Wigan and Leigh Libraries will close at 3pm on Friday 21st December but re-open on the following dates:

  • Open – 24th, 27th, 28th, 31st Dec from 9am to 4pm
  • Closed – 22nd, 25th, 26th, 29th Dec and 1st Jan 2019

Aspull library will close at 12 noon on Friday 21st Dec 2018 and re-open at 10am on Thursday 3rd Jan 2019.

All libraries, apart from Aspull, will be open as usual from Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019.

Life centres

All Life Centres (excluding Wigan Life Centre and Leigh Life Centre) will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 20th Dec - Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019.

Wigan Life Centre and Leigh Life Centre will remain open until 3pm on Friday 21st Dec and re-open on the following dates:

    • Open – 24th, 27th, 28th, 31st Dec from 9am to 4pm
    • Closed – 22nd, 25th 26th, 29th Dec and 1st Jan 2019

All Life Centres will be open as usual from 9am on Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019.

Museum

The Museum and Wigan Local Studies will close at 5pm on Thursday 20th Dec and re-open on Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019 at 9am.

Archives

The archives will close at 5pm on Thursday 20th Dec and re-open on Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019 at 9am.

Registrars

Wigan Life Centre (North) and Leigh Library

Open until 12noon on Friday 21st Dec 2018.

  • Open – 24th, 27th, 28th, 31st Dec from 9am to 4pm
  • Closed – 25th, 26th, 29th, 30th Dec and 1st Jan 2019

Open as usual from 9am on Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019.

Contact centre

The corporate contact centre is open until 3pm on Friday 21st Dec.

  • Closed - 22nd, 23rd, 25th and 26th Dec
  • Limited services - 24th, 27th, 28th and 31st Dec from 9am to 4pm (see below)
  • Closed – 29th, 30th Dec, and 1st Jan 2018

Open as usual on Wednesday 2nd Jan 2018.

Limited services include:

  • Bins/waste
  • Housing
  • Blue badges
  • Adult social care (24 hours service)
  • Starting Point Plus
  • Registrars/bereavement
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Elections

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice at Wigan Life Centre will close on Friday 21st Dec and reopen on Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019 for face to face service.

If you want help between Christmas and New Year the Citizens Advice line 0300 3309 077 is available from 9am to 1pm on 27th, 28th and 31st Dec 2018.

Household waste recycling centres (HWRCs)

All HWRCs will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Normal opening times will be in place on all other days. All three sites are exceptionally busy between Christmas and New Year between 10am and 3pm.

Cemeteries and crematoriums

All cemeteries will be open (for visitors only) from 9am to 4pm every day during the Christmas and New Year period. No burials will take place on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or New Year's Day.

Burials will take place on 24th Dec, 27th Dec, 31st Dec and 2nd Jan 2019 from 12noon.

Bereavement Services Office

  • Closed - 25th, 26th, 29th, 30th and 1st Jan 2019
  • Open - 24th Dec from 8.30am to 12 noon
  • Open - 31st Dec from 8.30am to 2pm
  • Open - 27th, 28th Dec and 2nd Jan 2019 from 8.30am to 4.45pm

Crematorium and visits to the book of Remembrance

  • Closed - 25th, 26th, 30th Dec and 1st Jan 2019
  • Open - 24th Dec from 9am - 12 noon (for book of remembrance visits with the last cremation service at 11am)
  • Open - 31st Dec from 9am - 2pm (for book of remembrance visits with the last cremation service at 1pm)
  • Open - 29th December from 9am - 1pm (book of remembrance only)
  • Open - 27th, 28th Dec and 2nd Jan 2019, from 9am - 4pm

Healthy Routes

Telephone:

The corporate contact centre is open until 3pm on Friday 21st Dec.

  • Closed – 22nd, 25th, 26th and 29th Dec
  • Open – 24th, 27th, 28th, 31st Dec lines open from 9am to 4pm
  • Closed – 1st Jan 2019

Drop in:

  • Closed – 22nd, 25th, 26th and 27th Dec
  • Open – 24th Dec from 9am to 1pm, 28th Dec from 9am to 5pm.
  • Open – 29th Dec from 10am - 2pm (Wigan) and 9am - 1pm (Leigh), 31st Dec from 9am - 1pm.
  • Closed – 1st Jan 2019

Normal business will resume from Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019

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