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Christmas opening hours

Rubbish and recycling

Collections for refuse/recycling will be unaffected this year

Recycle your Christmas tree

Please don’t leave your used Christmas trees on the pavement. You can take them to the following parks for recycling:
• Barnard Park 
• Elthorne Park
• King’s Square 
• Rosemary Gardens
You can also recycle your tree at the Reuse and Recycling Centre, Hornsey Street, N7.
There will be designated collection points on estates, and residents can contact caretakers for details. Residents in street properties can leave their Christmas tree at the edge of their property along with their regular green waste on their normal collection day.

Anti-social behaviour line

The ASB response team will operate the following hours:
24 December – 12-8pm
25 December – closed
31 December – 12-8pm
On other days the service will run between 4pm and 2am on Sunday to Thursday nights, and 5pm to 4am on Friday and Saturday nights.

Contact Islington 

The festive opening hours are as follows:
23 December - 9am to 4pm
24-27 December - closed
28-30 December – 9am-4pm 
31 December - 2 January – closed


24 December - Archway, Central, Finsbury, N4, South and West libraries will open until 1pm. All other libraries will be closed all day. 

All libraries will be closed from 25-27 December, and on 1-2 January. They will be open as normal at all other times.


The gates on all of 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 for free use. Parks are open as normal at all other times.

Islington and St Pancras and Trent Park Cemetery

Both cemeteries will operate normal opening hours aside from the following dates:

Islington and St Pancras
25 December - 10am-2pm
26-27 December - 9am-4pm
1-2 January - 9am-4pm

Trent Park Cemetery
25-27 December - 10am-4pm
1-2 January - 10am-4pm

Registry office 

The registry office will be closed from 24-27 December and from 31 December to 2 January. 

Children’s centres

Individual centres’ hours will vary. Please check for more information.

Leisure centres 

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