Published: Friday, 14th December 2018

Everything you need to know about using your local services during the festive season.

Adventure play centres

All adventure play centres: CLOSED 21 December – 1 January.

Cemeteries

All our cemeteries are open 9am – 4pm daily including during Christmas and the New Year.

Eltham crematorium

Open 9am-1.45pm 25-26 December and 1 January.

Open 9am-3.45pm all other days.

Council contact centre (telephone line)

CLOSED 22-23 December, 25-26 December, 29-30 December, 1 January.

The out of hours emergency number will be available across the whole period 020 8854 8888. 

Council service centres

The Woolwich Centre: CLOSED 22-23 December, 25-26 December, 29-30 December, 1 January.

The Eltham Centre CLOSED 22-23 December, 24 December from 2pm, 25-26 December, 27-28 December from 4pm, 29-30 December, 31 December from 2pm, 1 January. No parking permit service on Saturday mornings.

Council homes

There will be no caretaking service on 25 December and only a basic service on 26 December and 1 January. Residents of council homes can call the usual emergency out-of-hours number for repairs or to report urgent caretaking issues throughout the Christmas period. 020 8854 8888

Health and wellbeing

Do yourself a favour and prevent illness before it happens with a flu jab or with a quick visit to your pharmacist as soon as you start to feel under the weather. If you do need to seek medical advice here’s where you’ll find it.

NHS 111 is open as normal over the festive season and its trained operators could save you a trip out in the cold.

Thamesmead GP access hub is open 8am to 8pm on 25-26 December and 1 January. Open as normal on all other days.

Live Well line (0800 470 4831) is closed 25-26 December, open for a half day on 24 December and open as normal on all other days.

Leisure

All centres will have changed opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period. Closures are listed below, but please check for more detailed information about limited opening, particularly on 24 December and 31 January.

Academy and Coldharbour leisure centres: CLOSED 21 December – 1 January.

Eltham Centre, Greenwich Centre, Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre, Thamesmere, Waterfront: CLOSED 21 December, 25-26 December and 1 January

Better Gym Woolwich: CLOSED 21 December, 25-26 December, 1 January

Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club: CLOSED 21 December, 25 December, 1 January

Thomas Tallis: CLOSED 21 December, 24-28 December, 31 December – 1 January

Libraries

All libraries will have changed opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period. Closures are listed below, but please check for more detailed information about limited opening, particularly on 24 December and 31 January.

Charlton House Library: CLOSED 23 December – 1 January

Eltham and Woolwich libraries: CLOSED 25-26 December, 1 January

All other libraries: CLOSED 21 December, 23 December

Waste collections and recycling

Find out when your bins will be collected over the festive season.