Bank holiday and Christmas closures and updates

Christmas and New Year office closures and updates

We'll update this section as we get details of the closure dates and updates over the Christmas and New Year period 2023–2024.

Contact Centre over the festive period

If you're phoning us about a non-urgent enquiry, our contact centre will be open:

  • Thursday 22 December 2022, 8.30am–5.30pm
  • Friday, 23 December 2022, 8.30am–4pm
  • Saturday 24 December 2022 - Tuesday, 27 December 2022,  emergencies only
  • Wednesday 28 December 2022 - Friday, 30 December 2022, 8.30am–4pm
  • Saturday, 31 December 2022 - Monday, 2 January 2023, emergencies only
  • Tuesday, 3 January 2023, the contact centre will open as usual at 8.30am

Get in touch with the Contact Centre: 


Number One Riverside over the festive period

There will be some changes to the opening hours for Number One Riverside over the Christmas and New Year period, as follows: 

  • Friday, 23 December 2022 - closed from 5pm
  • Saturday, 24 December 2022 - closed apart from the library open 10am-1pm
  • Sunday, 25 December 2022 - Monday, 2 January 2023 - closed
  • Number One Riverside will reopen on Tuesday, 3 January 2023. 

Some services may close earlier; please check with the individual service for more information.


Libraries and customer service centres over the festive period

Customer service centres will close at 5pm on Friday, 23 December 2022 and reopen on Tuesday, 3 January 2023.

All libraries will be open between 10am-1pm on Saturday, 24 December 2022 and will then reopen on Tuesday, 3 January 2023.

You can still borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers 24 hours a day as well as access other library online services. 


Adult Social Care Services over the festive period

If you need help on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day or Tuesday, 27 December 2022, please ring our emergency number.

Service will continue as usual on other days and if you need assistance, please ring our non-emergency number between 8.45am-4.45pm.


Bin collections over the festive period

There are no planned changes to waste and recycling collection dates over Christmas and New Year 2022-23.

Along with your bin collection, we'll collect any extra recycling. We will not collect extra bags of general waste.

Chichester Street, Rochdale and Spring Vale, Middleton recycling centres (tips) are open every day apart from Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.​


Coroners Office over the festive period

There will be some changes to the opening hours for the Coroners Office over the Christmas and New Year period, as follows: 

  • Friday, 16 December 2022 – closed from 3pm
  • Monday, 19 December 2022  – Thursday 22 December 2022 – regular opening times
  • Friday, 23 December 2022 – closed from 3.30pm
  • Monday, 26 December 2022 – closed
  • Tuesday, 27 December 2022– closed
  • Wednesday, 28 December 2022 – regular opening times
  • Thursday, 29 December 2022 – regular opening times
  • Friday, 30 December 2022 – closed from 3.30pm
  • Monday, 2 January 2023 - closed
  • Tuesday, 3 January 2023 - regular opening hours

For more information about the Coroners Office:


Children's Social Care services over the festive period

Children’s Social Care services will continue to operate throughout the Christmas and New Year period:

  • Contact Children's Social Care - call 0300 303 0440
  • Outside of working hours, weekends or on bank holidays - contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0300 303 8875
  • If it’s an emergency - dial 999 and ask for the police

Council Tax Direct Debits over the festive period

The dates for the collection of Council Tax Direct Debits will change slightly during Christmas and New Year.

Direct Debit due Instalment will be taken
Friday, 23 December 2022 Friday, 23 December 2022
Sunday,  25 December 2022 Wednesday, 28 December 2022
Friday, 30 December 2022 Friday, 30 December 2022
Sunday, 1 January 2023 Tuesday, 3 January 2023

Hollingworth Lake over the festive period

Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre is closed.

Hollingworth Lake cafe​ and toilets are open every day, 9.30am-5pm, except Christmas Day.


Leisure facilities over the festive period

There will be some changes to the opening hours of Your Trust leisure centres and venues, including Heywood Sports Village, Middleton Arena, Rochdale Leisure Centre and Touchstones Rochdale Arts and Heritage Resource Centre.


Public toilets over the festive period

Public toilets are closed on 25 December (Christmas Day).

They're open every other day (including New Year's Day) as usual.​


Register Office over the festive period

Rochdale Register Office will be open for ceremonies by prior arrangement. 

  • Friday 23 December 2022, open 9am-3pm
  • Saturday 24 December 2022–Tuesday 27 December 2022, closed
  • Wednesday 28 December 2022–Thursday 29 December 2022, open 9am–4.15pm
  • Friday, 30 December 2022, open 9am–3pm
  • Saturday, 31 December 2022–Monday 2 January 2023, closed
  • Tuesday, 3 January 2023, open 9am–4.15pm​

If you require a Registrar urgently when the office is closed, please contact 0300 303 8875


Warm Spaces over the festive period

There may be some changes to the opening hours of our Warm Spaces over the Christmas and New Year period.

We recommend you contact each organisation before attending.