Christmas Closures 2017

Many services and facilities to the public by the council and partners will be affected during the Christmas and New Year holidays

Oldham Council Switchboard

Closed from 4pm on 22 Dec.
Reopens at 8.40am on 2 Jan.

The Contact Centre

Closed from 4pm on 22 Dec.
Reopens at 8am on 2 Jan.

Out of hours emergency only

Social care 0161 770 6936

Other emergencies 0161 770 2222

Adults, Children, Young People and Families
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

To report concerns about abuse or neglect:
Children’s and Adult safeguarding -
On 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 Dec between 8.40am - 5pm call 0161 770 7777
Outside of these hours and on 25 and 26 Dec and 1 Jan contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0161 770 6936 (24 hours a day).

Council Early Help Team -
Closed from 4pm on 22 Dec. Reopens 2 Jan.

Domestic Violence

If you need to seek support for domestic abuse, please call the police on 101 or in an emergency call 999.

Advice and support is also available 24 hours a day from the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (calls are free from landlines and major mobile phone networks).

Council Tax and Benefit Enquiries
Access Oldham:

Closed from 4pm on 22 Dec.
Reopens at 8.40am on 2 Jan

Elections and Land Charges

Closed from 4pm on 22 Dec.
Reopens at 9am on 2 Jan.

Environmental Health, Building Control, Trading Standards and Licensing

Closed from 4pm on 22 Dec. Reopens at 8.40am on 2 Jan

For emergencies contact 0161 770 2222

Gallery Oldham

Closed from 4pm on 23 Dec. Reopens at 10am on 27 Dec.

Closed from 4pm on 30 Dec. Reopens at 10am on 2 Jan.

Local Studies & Archives

Closed from 4pm on 23 Dec. Reopens at 10am on 2 Jan.

Libraries

Oldham Library:
Closed from 4pm on 23 Dec.
Closed 25 and 26 Dec

Open 9am – 5pm on 27, 28, 29 and 30 Dec.
Closed 1 Jan. Reopens at 9am on 2 Jan.

Chadderton Library:
Closed from 4pm on 23 Dec. Reopens at 9am on 2 Jan.

All other libraries:
Closed from 1pm on 23 Dec. Reopen on 2 Jan.

Lifelong Learning Service

Oldham Lifelong Learning desk – closed from 3.30pm on 22 Dec. Reopens at 9am on 2 Jan.

Failsworth Town Hall Lifelong Learning desk - closed from 3.30pm on 22 December. Reopens at 9am on 2 Jan.

The following centres close on 19 Dec and reopen at 9am on 2 Jan:

  • Coldhurst
  • Shaw
  • Turf Lane
  • Werneth Park

Rubbish and Recycling Collections

There will be no bin collections on 25 and 26 Dec and 1 Jan.

Bins due on Monday 25 Dec will be collected on Saturday 30 Dec, including green bins and food caddies.

Bins due on Monday 1 Jan will be collected on Saturday 6 Jan, apart from green bins and food caddies which will be collected on Monday 8 Jan as normal.

Bins due on Tuesday 26 Dec will be collected early on Saturday 23 Dec, including green bins and food caddies.

If you are unsure which bin would have been normally due for collection on the dates affected, please check your collection calendar or use the online post code checker at www.oldham.gov.uk/waste

Households in areas affected will receive leaflets with all relevant information about the alternative arrangements in the run up to Christmas. All other collection days will remain the same.

Enquiries: 0161 770 6644 or visit www.oldham.gov.uk/waste

Christmas Tree Recycling

To recycle your Christmas tree, take it to one of the ‘drop off’ points which are available from 22 Dec until 28 Jan:

  • Higher Memorial Park (car park), Joseph Street, Failsworth (open dawn til dusk)
  • Royton Park (car park) off Bleasdale Street, Royton. Anytime access.
  • Werneth Park (car park) off Frederick Street, Werneth (open dawn til dusk)
  • Churchill Playing Fields (car park), Wellington Road, Greenfield. Anytime access.

Register Office

Closed from 4pm on 22 Dec.
Closed on 23 and 24 Dec (except for pre-existing wedding ceremonies)
Re-opens at 9am on 27, 28, 29 Dec.
Closed on 30 and 31 Dec (except for pre-existing wedding ceremonies)
Closed on 1 Jan.
Re-opens at 8.40am on 2 Jan
Enquiries 0161 770 8963

Roads

To report emergency winter road maintenance issues contact: 0161 770 2222.

Sports Centres/Pools

To check opening times, visit www.oclactive.co.uk or telephone Oldham Leisure Centre 0161 207 7000

Tommyfield Market

Open on 24 Dec 9am - 3pm (including car boot)
Closed on 25 and 26 Dec
Open between 27 and 30 Dec 9am – 5.15pm

Closed 31 Dec and 1 Jan
All other days open as usual 9am - 5.15pm

Mahdlo

Closed on 24, 25, 26 Dec
Reopens on 27, 28, 29, 30 Dec
Closed on 31 Dec and 1 Jan
For Holiday Zone activities call
0161 624 0111 or visit www.mahdloyz.org

Have a very happy festive season.