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.
- Adult Care emergency number: 0300 303 8875
- Adult Care non-emergency number: 0300 303 8886
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.
- Full details of Your Trust Christmas 2022 opening hours
- Contact Your Trust leisure centres and venues
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.