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Services during Christmas period

Published: 20 December 2022
Filed under: Communications

Details of our Christmas and New Year services, with links where you can get more information.

Waste

There will be changes to bin collection days during Christmas week as shown in the table below. Collections will continue as normal during New Year's Week – please leave your bins to be collected on your usual day.

Normal bin collection date

Revised bin collection date

Monday 26 December

Tuesday 27 December

Tuesday 27 December

Wednesday 28 December

Wednesday 28 December

Thursday 29 December

Thursday 29 December

Friday 30 December

Friday 30 December

Saturday 31 December


Visit the waste and recycling webpage for more information on collections during the festive season.

Winter Spaces Network

All Winter Space Network venues will reopen fully on Tuesday 3 January unless otherwise stated.

Community Living Rooms

Rooms open over the festive period 

  • Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue: Open Fridays and Sundays, 10am to 1pm
  • Holy Trinity and St Augustine of Hippo Church: Open Tuesdays, 11am to 1pm
  • Highams Park Food Aid: Open Tuesday to Thursday, 11am to 4pm with foodbank open 11am to 1pm
  • South Chingford Community Library: Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10am to 4pm
  • Cornerstone Church Leyton: Open Monday and Thursday, 11am to 8pm
  • We Flock CIC: Open, Thursdays 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • William Morris Big Local: Open Monday 2pm to 6pm Thursday 3pm to 7pm
  • St Mary's Walthamstow: Open Saturday 10am to 12pm, Wednesday 10am to 12pm
  • Walthamstow Trades Hall and Institute: Monday to Thursday 11am to 11pm, Friday 11am to 1am, Saturday and Sunday: 12pmto 11pm. Closed Christmas Day

Rooms closed over the festive period

  • Faizan-e-Islam Education and Cultural Trust: Closed
  • Elim Pentecostal Church: Closed
  • St Peters in the Forest: Closed
  • Queen’s Boundary & St Barnabus: Closed
  • The Inconvenient Store: Closed 
  • The Lloyd Park Children’s Charity: Closed
  • William Morris Gallery: Closed
  • Idea Space: Closed
  • Walthamstow Salvation Army: Closed
  • The Mill @ Coppermill: Closed
  • The Skills Within Developments: Closed
  • Leyton Orient Trust: Closed

Community Kitchens

  • Christian Kitchen: Open daily 7.30 to 9pm
  • Farm Community Kitchen: Closed
  • Foodcycle: Open Thursday 6.30 to 8pm
  • The Lloyd Park Children’s Charity: Closed
  • Food and Friends: Open Monday 19 to Thursday 22 December 12pm to 4pm, and again Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 December.
  • The Gleaners: Closed
  • Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue: Open Friday 10am to 1pm

Libraries 

  

Saturday 24 December  

Sunday 25 and  Monday 26 December

Tuesday 27 December

Wednesday 28 December 

Thursday 29  December

Friday 30 December   

Saturday 31 December

Monday 1 January 2023  

Tuesday 2  January 2023

Chingford  

9am to 4pm 

Closed  

9am to 5pm  

9am to 5pm  

9am to 5pm  

9am to 5pm  

9am to 4pm  

Closed  

9am to 5pm  

Hale End  

10am to 4pm

Closed  

Closed  

10am to 5pm  

Closed  

10am to 5pm  

10am to 4pm  

Closed  

Closed  

Higham Hill  

10am to 4pm  

Closed  

Closed  

Closed  

10am to 5pm  

10am to 5pm  

10am to 4pm  

Closed  

Closed  

Leytonstone  

10am to 4pm

Closed  

9am to 5pm    

9am to 5pm

9am to 5pm  

9am to 5pm  

9am to 4pm  

Closed  

9am to 5pm  

Leyton  

10am to 4pm  

Closed  

9am to 5pm   

9am to 5pm

9am to 5pm  

9am to 5pm  

9am to 4pm  

Closed  

9am to 5pm  

Lea Bridge  

10am to 4pm  

Closed  

Closed  

9am to 5pm

9am to 5pm  

9am to 5pm  

9am to 4pm  

Closed  

Closed  

Walthamstow  

10am to 4pm 

Closed  

9am to 5pm    

9am to 5pm

9am to 5pm  

9am to 5pm  

9am to 4pm  

Closed  

9am to 5pm 

Wood Street  

10am to 4pm  

Closed  

Closed  

9am to 5pm

9am to 5pm  

9am to 5pm  

9am to 4pm  

Closed  

Closed  

Contact centre

The Contact Centre will be closed from Saturday 24 to Tuesday 27 December and then again from Saturday 31 December to Monday 2 January 2023.

Fellowship Square cafe

The Fellowship Foods café will close permanently from Thursday 22 December.

We are currently exploring options with a range of suppliers to establish a new high-quality long-term offer that meets the needs of customers, a new café will open in 2023.

Museums and galleries

William Morris Gallery

Over the Christmas holidays the William Morris Gallery is open until 4pm on Saturday 24 December. It will be closed between Sunday 25 and Tuesday 27 December. It will reopen on Wednesday 28 December until 4pm on Saturday 31 December. It will then be closed until Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Vestry House Museum

Vestry House Museum will close at 5pm on Friday 23 December and reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2023.

Local healthcare services

Please remember A&E departments and 999 responders are facing extremely high demand.

Only attend A&E if you need immediate care for something that is very serious or life-threatening. For urgent but not life-threatening medical needs, visit NHS 111 online or call 111.

If you need urgent mental health support call Mental Health Direct on 0800 995 1000.