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Christmas opening hours

West Lancashire Borough Council Offices at Derby Street, Ormskirk, and in Skelmersdale will close at 12 noon Friday 23 December 2016 and re-open at 9.00am Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Service will operate as outlined below:

Customer Services - telephone enquiries

The Customer Contact Centre will close at 12 noon on Friday 23 December 2016 and re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2017. The phone number remains the same for emergency calls when the offices are closed: 01695 577177.

Revenues and Benefits Service 

The Revenues and Benefits Service will close at 12 noon on Friday 23 December 2016 and re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2017. You can still make payments during this period by visiting our pay a bill page or using the automated telephone payment line available 24 hours a day on 01695 585150.

Emergency Housing Services

Emergency repairs will be carried out over the holiday period and tenants who require an emergency repair should telephone 01695 577177. For all other housing emergencies (including homelessness), please telephone the same number 01695 577177.

Refuse and recycling 

Over the Christmas and New Year period your collection dates remain unaffected. Please note that all green bin collections will be suspended week commencing 26 December 2016 and week commencing 2 January 2017, but other materials for recycling will be collected.

Chapel Gallery

The Chapel Gallery will be closed from noon on Saturday 24 December 2016 and will re-open on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Beacon Park Golf Centre

The Beacon Park Golf Centre will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Reduced opening times will be in operation over the festive period. For further information telephone 01695 625551.

Car parks - Pay and Display

Car parking will be free of charge on all Council managed pay and display car parks on Monday 26, Tuesday 27 December 2016 and Monday 2 January 2017.

  • Find out more about parking in Ormskirk

Ormskirk Market

There will be a market as normal in Ormskirk town centre on Saturday 24 December and Saturday 31 December 2016, however, they will finish earlier than usual on the day. There will also be an extra market on Wednesday 21 December 2016.

West Lancashire Community Leisure Trust

Reduced opening times will be in operation over the festive period. Please contact individual centres for further details or visit west lancs leisure (external link):

  • Banks Leisure Centre: 01704 212970
  • Nye Bevan Pool: 01695 727111
  • Park Pool: 01695 576325
  • Burscough Racquet and Fitness Centre: 01704 895266