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Changes to council services over Christmas and New Year

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There will be several changes to council services over the Christmas and New Year period that may affect some residents. These include changes to:

  • bin collection dates
  • council building opening hours
  • contact centre opening hours
  • market opening times
  • Heritage site opening times

We will be updating this page will all the relevant information as the festive season approaches. 

Bin collection dates

Refuse actual collection dayRefuse revised collection day
Monday 24 December 2018Saturday 22 December 2018
Tuesday 25 December 2018Thursday 27 December 2018
Wednesday 26 December 2018Friday 28 December 2018
Thursday 27 December 2018Saturday 29 December 2018
Friday 28 December 2018Monday 31 December 2018
Monday 31 December 2018Wednesday 2 January 2019
Tuesday 1 January 2019Thursday 3 January 2019
Wednesday 2 January 2019Friday 4 January 2019
Thursday 3 January 2019Saturday 5 January 2019
Friday 4 January 2019Monday 7 January 2019
Monday 7 January 2019Tuesday 8 January 2019
Tuesday 8 January 2019Wednesday 9 January 2019
Wednesday 9 January 2019Thursday 10 January 2019
Thursday 10 January 2019Friday 11 January 2019
Friday 11 January 2019Saturday 12 January 2019
Recycling actual collection day (week 1)Recycling revised collection day (week 1)
Monday 24 December 2018Saturday 22 December 2018
Tuesday 25 December 2018Thursday 27 December 2018
Wednesday 26 December 2018Friday 28 December 2018
Thursday 27 December 2018Saturday 29 December 2018
Friday 28 December 2018 Monday 31 December 2018
Monday 7 January 2019Tuesday 8 January 2019
Tuesday 8 January 2019Wednesday 9 January 2019
Wednesday 9 January 2019Thursday 10 January 2019
Thursday 10 January 2019Friday 11 January 2019
Friday 11 January 2019Saturday 12 January 2019
Recycling actual collection day (week 2)Recycling revised collection day (week 2)
Monday 31 December 2018Wednesday 2 January 2019
Tuesday 1 January 2019Thursday 3 January 2019
Wednesday 2 January 2019Friday 4 January 2019
Thursday 3 January 2019Saturday 5 January 2019
Friday 4 January 2019Monday 7 January 2019

The aim is for all collections to return to the regular day from Monday 14 January 2019.

Download the timetable for your elderly neighbours or relatives at the bottom of this page.

Christmas trees

If you've got a real Christmas tree, you can take it to the car park of either Central Park, Barking Park, St Chads Park or Newlands Park on Wednesday 9 January or Friday 11 January, where it will be recycled. 

Council buildings

Barking Town Hall and Roycraft House will be closed on Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December as well as Tuesday 1 January. 

Barking Learning Centre opening hours are as below:

DateOpening hours
Saturday 22 December9am to 5pm
Sunday 23 December10am to 4pm
Monday 24 DecemberClosed
Tuesday 25 DecemberClosed
Wednesday 26 DecemberClosed
Thursday 27 December9am to 5pm
Friday 28 December9am to 5pm
Saturday 29 December9am to 5pm
Sunday 30 December10am to 4pm
Monday 31 December9am to 5pm
Tuesday 1 JanuaryClosed
Wednesday 2 January9am to 9.30pm
Thursday 3 January9am to 9.30pm

Dagenham Library opening hours are as below:

DateOpening hours
Saturday 22 December9am to 5pm
Sunday 23 DecemberClosed
Monday 24 DecemberClosed
Tuesday 25 DecemberClosed
Wednesday 26 DecemberClosed
Thursday 27 December9am to 5pm
Friday 28 December9am to 5pm
Saturday 29 December9am to 5pm
Sunday 30 DecemberClosed
Monday 31 December9am to 5pm
Tuesday 1 JanuaryClosed
Wednesday 2 January9am to 7pm
Thursday 3 January9am to 7pm

Thames View Library and Valence Library will be shut on Monday 24 December 2018 and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Marks Gate Library will close on Saturday 22 December 2018 and will reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Robert Jeyes Community Library will close on Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen on Monday 7 January 2019.

Barking Market

Barking Market will now be open on Mondays, adding an extra day to its normal opening days of Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

The additional day will start from Monday 3 December, until Christmas Eve (Monday 24 December).

There will also be a special Christmas market on Friday 21 December from 9am to 7pm, with free children's games, Christmas card making sessions and festive food. 

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