Oxford City Council

PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
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Council Service Arrangements and Emergency Contacts over Easter Holiday

Oxford Town Hall

Office Opening Hours:

Council offices will close at 5pm on Thursday 28 March 2013 for the Easter holiday period and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2 April 2013.

Household Recycling and Waste Collections

Your recycling and waste collections will be unaffected over the Easter holiday period.

Visit our Collection days page to find out your collection day and what bins to put out.

Commercial Recycling and Waste Collections

  • Good Friday 29 March 2013 - Recycling Service Only - Due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Saturday 30 March 2013 - Normal Service (including Fridays residual collections)
  • Easter Monday 1 April 2013 - No service 

We will then operate a one day in arrears collection service with Saturday 6 April 2013 being used that a catch-up day, normal service resumes on Monday 8 April 2013.

Out-of-hours Emergency Contact Numbers

Many services will still be running throughout this period.

Our emergency out of hours number is 01865 249811. It will be running throughout the 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.

Leisure Centres, Swimming Pools and Ice Rink

Visit our Leisure Centre pages for information about Easter opening hours at our leisure centres. Visit the individual centre pages for timetable information.

Car parks

All Council run car parks will be open as normal over the Easter holiday period.

Shopmobility will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. However, we will still provide the service. Customers wanting a Shopmobility scooter will need to walk around to the car park control room located next door to Shopmobility on level 1c of the Westgate car park.


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

Oxfordshire County Council Services

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

South Oxford Adventure Playground Opening Hours

The South Oxford Adventure Playground (SOAP) will be open from 10am to 4pm every weekday during the school Easter holidays (with the exception of Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday) for exciting, adventurous play for children aged 7 and over.

The playground provides space in a natural environment for play that is creative and physically challenging. Supervised by trained playworkers who support their play, children are encouraged to explore, climb and have fun. Easter activities include an Easter egg hunt and a football tournament as well as arts & crafts. Children of all ages are welcome, but those under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

SOAP is situated behind Grandpont Children's Centre, Whitehouse Road, OX1 (opposite the Brasenose College sports pitches on the Abingdon Road). For more information please see the SOAP website.

Released on Tuesday 26 March 2013



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