Christmas and New Year information


Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from H&F Council

Merry Christmas! It’s the holiday season and while we’ll endeavour to maintain essential services, even your local council’s staff need time to celebrate with loved ones.
 
So some departments may be closed, or have varied opening times. If you have lots of wrapping paper to recycle, you’ll need to know what day to put it out. And perhaps you want to do your bit for the environment and recycle your Christmas tree this year? Here you can find out how. 
 
You’ll also find here a list of opening hours and contact details for all our services during the Christmas break, so the only thing you need to worry about is having a wonderful time.

Recycling and rubbish collections

See the table below for the changed collection dates. All other collection dates will remain the same to minimise disruption caused by the holidays.

NORMAL RUBBISH AND RECYCLING DAY:

WILL BE COLLECTED ON:

Week 1

Week 1

Monday 24 December

Monday 24 December

Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day)

Thursday 27 December

Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day)

Friday 28 December

Thursday 27 December

Saturday 29 December

Friday 28 December

Sunday 30 December

Week 2

Week 2

Monday 31 December

Monday 31 December

Tuesday 1 January 2019 (New Year's Day)

Wednesday 2 January 2019

Wednesday 2 January

Thursday 3 January

Thursday 3 January

Friday 4 January

Friday 4 January

Saturday 5 January

Normal service will resume on Monday 7 January 2019.

You should only present your rubbish or recycling bags for collection between the hours of 9pm (the night before collection) and 7am (on the day of collection). Leaving them out at any other time means you could be prosecuted for fly tipping.

Free Christmas tree recycling collection (real trees only)

If you normally get an on-street waste collection, simply leave your tree where you’d leave your rubbish.

Please make sure:

  • it is clearly visible
  • it is not obstructing the pavement
  • all decorations and pots are removed.

Please put your tree out for collection before 7am on your collection day (check above) between Wednesday 2 and Tuesday 15 January 2019. Trees will be collected in the afternoon.

You can take your tree to one of the designated drop-off points below:

  • Bishops Park (next to cafe, Bishops Park Road/Stevenage Road entrance)
  • Cathnor Park (next to the play area, Greenside Road)
  • Fulham Palace Road Cemetery (opposite Queensmill Road)
  • Loris Road Community Gardens (Batoum Gardens)
  • New Kings Road (on edge of Eel Brook Common)
  • Normand Park (opposite Lillie Road entrance)
  • Ravenscourt Park (by football pitch, access by foot via Ravenscourt Park Road)
  • South Park (hard standing next to cricket nets, access by foot via Woolneigh Street)
  • Wormholt Park (Sawley Road entrance)
  • Wormwood Scrubs car park (off Scrubs Lane)

Trees will be composted and put to good use rather than going to waste.

Your guide to household recycling and rubbish collections this Christmas


Our handy 2018 Christmas collection days guide

Some collection dates will change, so download and keep this guide somewhere handy. Our guide contains some top tips for recycling more this Christmas and information about our free Christmas tree recycling collections and drop-off points.

Download our Christmas collection days guide (pdf 957KB)

Check your normal collection day using the Where's your nearest postcode search

Commercial waste and recycling

Commercial waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year

Council offices

The council's offices will be closed on:

  • Monday 24 December – Business as usual
  • Tuesday 25 December – Closed
  • Wednesday 26 December – Closed
  • Thursday 27 December – Business as usual
  • Friday 28 December – Business as usual
  • Saturday 29 December – Closed
  • Sunday 30 December – Closed
  • Monday 31 December – Business as usual
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019 – Closed
  • Wednesday 2 January – Business as usual

H&F Direct opening hours

The h&f Direct Centre in Hammersmith Town Hall extension covers the following services: council tax, council tax benefit, housing benefits, business rates, parking permits, blue badges, freedom passes, taxi cards, cashiers and council rent collection. 

  • Monday 24 December – Business as usual
  • Tuesday 25 December – Closed
  • Wednesday 26 December – Closed
  • Thursday 27 December – Business as usual
  • Friday 28 December – Business as usual
  • Saturday 29 December – Closed
  • Sunday 30 December - Closed
  • Monday 31 December – Business as usual
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019 – Closed
  • Wednesday 2 January – Business as usual

Visit H&F Direct Centre homepage

H&F Advice opening hours

(145-155 King Street, including contact service for social care and homelessness, and reception point for child protection services)

  • Monday 24 December – Business as usual
  • Tuesday 25 December – Closed
  • Wednesday 26 December – Closed
  • Thursday 27 December – Business as usual
  • Friday 28 December – Business as usual
  • Saturday 29 December – Closed
  • Sunday 30 December – Closed
  • Monday 31 December – Business as usual
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019 – Closed
  • Wednesday 2 January – Business as usual

Visit H&F Advice homepage

Parking

Christmas and New Year parking information

Parking permits office opening hours over the holiday period

Housing repairs for council tenants and leaseholders

Emergency cover will be provided over the holiday period.

  • 0800 023 4499 (from landlines)
  • 020 7205 0400 (from mobiles)

Housing repairs for tenants in temporary accommodation

Tenants in temporary accommodation should call the following number for emergency repairs over the holiday period:

020 8748 8588

Reporting housing repairs

Register office opening times

The register office at Hammersmith Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday 25 December, Wednesday 26 December and Tuesday 1 January 2019. Saturday 29 December is by appointment only.

Register office homepage

Libraries

Our libraries will be closed on the days listed below:

  • Monday 24 December – Libraries close at 1pm
  • Tuesday 25 December – Closed
  • Wednesday 26 December – Closed
  • Monday 31 December – Libraries close at 5pm
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019 – Closed

Items may be renewed online at www.lbhf.gov.uk/librarycatalogue, by using the Library Anywhere app or by phone 020 7361 3610 using you library card number and PIN/password.

A 24 hour returns facility is available at all sites.

Sports and leisure centres

School holiday dates

  • Last day of autumn term – Friday 21 December
  • First day of spring term – Monday 7 January 2019

Voluntary-aided (church) schools, academies and free schools set their own term dates so dates may vary from school to school. Please check details with individual schools.

See school contact details for links to schools own websites

Noise and nuisance service

Please visit www.lbhf.gov.uk/noise for details about our service over the festive period.

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