Published: Friday, 24th December 2021

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

Our emergency phone line will be open 24 hours a day. Call 020 8854 8888. 

Parks

The Tarn, Fairy Hill Park, Southwood Park, Hornfair Park, St Alfege Park, St Marys Park and Plumstead Gardens are closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Shrewsbury car park is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Adventure play centres

Closed from 20 December to 3 January apart from Woolwich and Meridian which will be open 10am to 4pm on 20, 21 and 23 December.

Cemeteries and Eltham Crematorium

Open 9am to 4pm daily including Christmas and New Year.

Eltham Crematorium Open daily 9am to 4pm including Christmas and New Year, and vehicle access is allowed.

Council service centres

Open as normal apart from bank holidays and weekends when our out of hours service will be available.

Call 020 8854 8888.

Council homes

Housing will be running a reduced service from 24 December to 4 January.

If you have an emergency repair, caretaking or tenancy issue over this period, call 020 8854 8888 (24 hours a day).

We will open on 29 and 30 December from 9am to 5pm for urgent support only.

Leisure

They will operate changed opening hours over Christmas and New Year period.

22 December: All leisure centres will be closed.

24 December: Coldharbour is closed.

25 December: All centres are closed.

26 December: All closed, except Waterfront which is open from 9am to 1pm.

27 December: Coldharbour is closed.

1 January: All closed, except the Eltham Centre, which will open from 9am to 2pm.

Check opening hours and book sessions

Libraries

22 December: Abbey Wood, Charlton House, Coldharbour, New Etham, Slade and West Greenwich closed. Greenwich open 9am to 6pm.

23 December: Normal opening hours.

24 December: All open from 9am to 1pm, except Charlton House.

25 to 28 December: All closed.

29 December: Abbey Wood, Charlton House, Coldharbour, New Etham, Slade and West Greenwich closed. Greenwich open 9am to 6pm.

30 December: All libraries, except Charlton House, open as normal.

31 December: All libraries, except Charlton House, open from 9am to 1pm.

1 to 3 January: All libraries closed.

Recycling and rubbish collections

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