Oxford City Council

PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
Web http://www.oxford.gov.uk/


Christmas Service Arrangements and Emergency Contacts for Oxford City Council

Oxford Town Hall

Office Opening Hours:

Council offices will be closed from 4:30pm on Friday 23 December 2011 and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 3 January 2012.

Visit our Do It Online pages for online services available on our website.

Recycling and Waste Collections

Your household recycling and waste collections will operate as normal over the Christmas and New Year period. Visit our Collection days page to find out your collection day and what bins to put out.

For more information about recycling at Christmas include collection  points for Christmas Tree recycling, visit our Recycling at Christmas page.

Visit our Trade Recycling and Waste page for details of our Christmas and New Year commercial waste collection schedule.

Out-of-hours Emergency Contact Numbers

Many services will still be running through the festive period. 

Our emergency out of hours number is 01865 249811. It will be running throughout the Christmas period and can help with a variety of emergency issues.

Alternatively, you can dial specific numbers for certain services. These include:

  • Council Housing emergency repairs: 0800 227676
  • Homelessness: 0800 833408
  • Noise Nuisance: 0845 3039720
  • Anti Social Behaviour: 0845 3039720
  • Recycling, Waste and Street care: 0800 227676 or 07802 904 000
  • Council Temporary Accommodation: 0800 318163
  • Dangerous trees: 07711 439090

If you need to contact the Council in an emergency for a council service which is not listed above please call 01865 249811 or 0845 3039720.

All calls to and from Oxford City Council may be recorded or monitored in order to improve our services.

Leisure Centres, Swimming Pools and Ice Rink

Visit our Leisure Centre Christmas Opening Hours page for information about Christmas and New Year opening hours at our leisure centres. Visit the individual centre pages for timetable information.

Car Parks

Our car parks will all be open during the festive season with the exception of Gloucester Green Underground car park which is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. You can contact the service on 01865 252489.

Park and Ride

Park and ride sites will be open as usual when the bus services are running over Christmas. Oxford Bus Company have produced a leaflet with details of changes to the Park and Ride bus services over Christmas and new year. Please contact them if you have any queries.

Oxford Covered Market

The opening hours for Oxford Covered Market over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows:

  • 24 December 2011 - open as normal
  • 25-27 December 2011 - closed
  • 28-31 December 2011 - open as normal
  • 1-2 January 2012 - closed
  • 3 January 2012 onwards - normal opening hours


Oxford's parks will also be open during the Christmas period.

Oxfordshire County Council Services including Libraries, Recycling Centres and Oxford Parking Shop

For all Oxfordshire County Council services including recycling centres, register offices, Oxford Parking Shop and library opening hours, visit the Oxfordshire County Council website.

Released on Tuesday 20 December 2011



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