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Christmas opening hours

Opening hours for your services in the borough over the Christmas holidays

Anti-social behaviour reporting

Operation times are as follows:

24 December Restricted service 12pm - 8pm
25 December No service
26 December Normal service 4pm - 2am
27 December Normal service 5pm - 4am
28 December Normal service 5pm - 4am
29 December Normal service
30 December Normal service 4pm - 2am
31 December Restricted service 12pm - 8pm
1 January Normal service 4pm - 2am

Report anti social behaviour.

Birth, death, marriage and citizenship services

The registry office will be open as follows over the festive period:

Date Opening hours
23 December 9am - 4pm
24 December 9am - 3pm
25 and 26 December Closed
27 and 30 December 9am - 4pm
31 December 9am - 3pm
1 January Closed

 

Building control

This service will be closed after 24 December 2019 until 9am on 2 January 2020.

If you wish to report a Dangerous Structure during this period, please telephone our out of hours service on 020 7527 2000.


Cemeteries: Islington and St Pancras, Trent Park

Islington and St Pancras Cemetery

Islington and Camden Cemetery Office: 020 7527 8300

ICCS Office
278 High Road
East Finchley
London
N2 9AG

ICCS website

Date Cemetery opening times ICCS office opening times 
25 December 10am - 2pm  Closed 
26 December 9am - 4pm  Closed 
1 January 9am - 4pm  Closed 

Park guard will lock and unlock on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (including toilets).

Trent Park Cemetery

Islington and Camden Cemetery Office 020 7527 8300

Date Cemetery opening times  ICCS office opening times 
25 December 10am - 4pm  Closed 
26 December 10am - 4pm  Closed 
1 January 10am - 4pm  Closed 

Children's centres

Opening times for individual children's centres will vary. Please visit islington.gov.uk/childrenscentres for full details.

Customer contact centre

Opening times for our customer contact centre are as follows:
Date Opening times 
24 December  9am - 4pm 
25 December Closed 
26 December Closed 
27 December 9am - 4pm 
28 December Closed 
29 December Closed 
30 December 9am - 4pm 
31 December 9am - 4pm 
1 January Closed 
2 January 9am - 5pm 

Housing

Area Housing Offices
St John Street
245 St John St,
Clerkenwell,
EC1V 4NBT
020 7527 6250

Holland Walk
85-88 Holland Walk,
N19 3ST
020 7527 7480
These two offices will be closed on 25 December until 2 January.

Upper Street
222 Upper Street,
N1 1XRT
020 7527 5300
Will be closed until January 2. 

Report your repair online at any time.

The repairs service will attend emergency and urgent repairs throughout Christmas to 1st January.

Emergency repairs can be reported on 0800 694 3344 or 0207 527 5400.

Libraries

Islington libraries will close on 24 December at 1pm and will remain closed until 27 December when they will be open as usual.

They will close on 31 December at 5pm and reopen as usual on 2 January.

Museums

Islington Museum

Islington Museum is closed to visitors from Tuesday 24 December until Thursday 2 January when it reopens at 10am.

Further information on our museum services.

Islington Local History Centre

Date Opening times 
22 December  Usual opening hours 
23 December Open for appointments 10am - 5pm 
24 December Closed 
25 December Closed 
26 December Closed 
27 December Closed 
28 December  Closed 
29 December Closed 
30 December Open for appointments 10am - 5pm 
31 December Open for appointments 10am - 5pm 
1 January Closed 
2 January Open for appointments 10am - 5pm 

    Parking

    23 December Normal enforcement
    24 December Normal enforcement
    25 December Critical enforcement only (moving traffic violations will still be enforced)
    26 December Critical enforcement only (moving traffic violations will still be enforced)
    27 December Normal enforcement. Free Christmas parking vouchers are available.
    28 December Normal enforcement. Free Christmas parking vouchers are available.
    29 December Normal enforcement in match day zone
    30 December Normal enforcement. Free Christmas parking vouchers are available.
    31 December Normal enforcement. Free Christmas parking vouchers are available.
    1 January Critical enforcement only (moving traffic violations will still be enforced). Normal enforcement in match day zone applies
    2 January Normal enforcement

    Normal enforcement means standard parking restrictions apply. See parking restrictions for more information.

    Parks

    The gates on all our parks will remain unlocked from 24 December until 5pm on 27 December and again from 31 December until 5pm on 2 January.

    There will be no park keepers in attendance during these times and all sports areas will be open and free to use.

    Parks are open as normal at all other times. 

    Planning

    Islington’s Planning Service is closed from 24 December 2019 until 2nd January 2020.

    The council will not accept any new applications/amendments during this time. Any applications/amendments sent during this period will be considered received on the 2 January 2020.

    Recycling and rubbish collections over Christmas and New Year

    Recycling and rubbish collections are changing over Christmas and New Year. Updated collection dates are shown below.

    From 6 January 2020 collections will be on the normal day.

    Normal collection days

    Revised collection day

    Tuesday 24 December

    Tuesday 24 December

    Wednesday 25 December

    Thursday 26 December

    Thursday 26 December

    Friday 27 December

    Friday 27 December

    Saturday 28 December

    Tuesday 31 January

    Wednesday 1 January

    Wednesday 1 January  Thursday 2 January 
    Thursday 2 January  Friday 3 January 
    Friday 3 January  Saturday 4 January 

    Sport and leisure

    Please contact the individual venues run by GLL Better for opening times.

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