Christmas opening times

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.

Libraries

All libraries are open until 5pm on Friday 22nd Dec 2017.

  • Closed – 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Dec
  • Open – Wigan Library and Leigh Library only - 27th, 28th, 29th Dec from 9am to 5pm
  • Closed – 30th, 31st Dec and 1st Jan 2018

All libraries will be open as usual from Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018.

Life centres

All Life Centres (excluding Wigan Life Centre and Leigh Life Centre) will be closed from Saturday 23rd Dec - Monday 1st Jan 2018.

Wigan Life Centre and Leigh Life Centre will be open as usual until 5pm on Friday 22nd Dec.

  • Closed – 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Dec
  • Open – Wigan Life Centre and Leigh Life Centre only - 27th, 28th and 29th Dec from 9am to 5pm
  • Closed – 30th, 31st Dec, and 1st Jan 2018

All Life Centre will be open as usual from 9am on Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018.

Museum

The Museum and Wigan Local Studies will close at 5pm on Friday 22nd Dec and re-open on Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 at 9am.

Archives

The archives and Leigh Local Studies will close at 5pm on Friday 22nd Dec and re-open on Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 at 9am.

Registrars

Wigan Life Centre (North)

Open until 4pm on Friday 22nd Dec.

  • Closed – 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Dec
  • Open – 27th, 28th and 29th Dec from 9am to 4.30pm (appointments only)
  • Closed – 30th, 31st Dec, and 1st Jan 2018

Open as usual from 9am on Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018.

Leigh Town Hall

Open until 4pm on Friday 22nd Dec. Then closed until 9am on Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018.

Contact centre

The customer services phone line is open as usual on Friday 22nd Dec.

  • Closed - 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Dec
  • Limited services - 27th, 28th and 29th Dec from 9am to 5pm (see below)
  • Closed – 30th, 31st Dec, and 1st Jan 2018

Open as usual on Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018.

Limited services include:

  • Bins/waste
  • Housing
  • Blue badges
  • Adult social care (8.45am to 5pm)
  • Registrars/bereavement
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • School admissions
  • Elections

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice at Wigan Life Centre will close at 3pm on Friday 22nd Dec and reopen on Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 at 9am.

If you want help between Christmas and New Year the Citizens Advice helpline 0300 330 1153 is available from 9am to 1pm on 27th, 28th and 29th Dec.

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 27th Dec 2017 and 2nd Jan 2018 from 12noon.

Bereavement Services Office

  • Closed - 25th, 26th, 30th, 31st Dec and 1st Jan 2018
  • Open - 22nd, 27th, 28th and 29th Dec from 8.30am to 4pm

Crematorium and visits to the book of Remembrance

  • Closed - 25th, 26th, 31st Dec and 1st Jan 2018
  • Open - 22nd, 27th, 28th and 29th Dec, from 8.30am - 4pm, 30th Dec from 9am to 1pm

Healthy Routes

Telephone:

  • Closed – 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Dec
  • Open – 27th, 28th, 29th Dec, lines open from 9am to 5pm
  • Closed – 30th, 31st Dec and 1st Jan 2018

Drop in:

  • Closed – 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Dec
  • Open – 27th, 28th, 29th Dec, open from 9am to 5pm. 30th Dec open from 10am to 2pm (Leig venue 9am - 1pm)
  • Closed – 31st Dec and 1st Jan 2018

Normal business will resume from Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018, 9am.

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