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 21 December 2012 and will re-open at 9am on Monday 31 December 2012. Offices will close again for New Year's Day and will re-open again at 9am on Wednesday 2 January 2013.

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

Recycling and Waste Collections

Visit our Recycling and waste collection days page find out your normal collection day and which colour household you are.

Collection days over the Christmas and New Year period will be different to normal. The changes are set out below:

Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day
Tuesday 25 December 2012 Thursday 27 December 2012
Wednesday 26 December 2012 Friday 28 December 2012
Thursday 27 December 2012 Saturday 29 December 2012
Friday 28 December 2012 Monday 31 December 2012
Tuesday 1 January 2013 Wednesday 2 January 2013
Wednesday 2 January 2013 Thursday 3 January 2013
Thursday 3 January 2013 Friday 4 January 2013
Friday 4 January 2013 Saturday 5 January 2013


Please note: Garden waste collections will be suspended from 21 December 2012 to 5 January 2013. Collections will resume on 7 January 2013. Bulky waste collections and bin deliveries will also be suspended during this period.

Commercial Recycling and Waste Collections

Visit our Commercial 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.

Leisure Centres, Swimming Pools and Ice Rink

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

Car Parks

All of our car parks will be in full operation over the Christmas and New year period, with the exception of Gloucester Green car park which will be closed on Christmas day, and will also open at 10am on New Year's day.

We will not charge for parking in any of our car parks on 25 December 2012, however, payments made in error will not be refunded. Our normal charges will recommence on 26 December 2012.

Oxford Covered Market Opening Hours

The Covered Market will be closed on 25th and 26th December 2012 and on 1st January 2013.

The standard opening hours continue to apply at other times:

  • 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Saturday
  • 10am - 4pm on Sunday


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

Released on Tuesday 11 December 2012



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