West Lancs logo

Christmas opening hours

West Lancashire Borough Council Offices at Derby Street, Ormskirk, and Skelmersdale will close at 12 noon Monday 24 December 2018 and re-open 9am Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Services will operate as outlined below and further information can be found at www.westlancs.gov.uk

CUSTOMER SERVICES / TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES:

The Customer Contact Centre will close at 12 noon on Monday 24 December 2018 and re-open at 8.30am on  Wednesday 2 January 2019. The phone number remains the same for emergency calls when the offices are closed 01695 577177.

 

REVENUE AND BENEFITS SERVICE:

The Revenue and Benefits Service will close at 12 noon on Monday 24 December 2018 and re-open at 8.30am on Wednesday 2 January 2019. You can still make payments during this period by using the automated telephone payment line available 24 hours a day on 01695 585150 or by visiting the Council’s website at www.westlancs.gov.uk.

 

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 festive period your grey, blue or green bin collection might not take place on the usual day as detailed in  the table below:

 2019 Christmas Bin collection

Please note that all brown bin collections will be suspended week commencing Monday 24 December and week commencing Monday 31 December 2018 but other materials for recycling will be collected. For more details on refuse and recycling collections over the festive period, please visit refuse.

If you need to dispose of a real Christmas tree after the festive season please make sure you have subscribed to the garden waste service at garden waste. Please chop it up and place it in your brown bin to be collected by the Waste Team when garden waste collections resume in the week beginning 7 January 2019.

CHAPEL GALLERY:

Closed from Saturday 22 December 2018 and will re-open on Thursday 27 December until Saturday 29 December when the Gallery will then close to reopen again on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

 

ORMSKIRK MARKET:

There will be a market as normal in Ormskirk town centre on Thursday 27 and Saturday 29 December 2018.

 

CAR PARKS — PAY and DISPLAY:

Free of charge on all Council managed pay and display car parks on Tuesday 25 December 2018, Wednesday 26 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019. Car parking on Sundays continues to be free of charge.

 

BEACON PARK GOLF CENTRE 01695 625551:

Closed from 3pm Monday 24 December 2018 until 9am Thursday 27 December. It will close again from 3pm on Sunday 30 December and remain closed until 9am Wednesday 2 January 2019.

 

WEST LANCASHIRE COMMUNITY LEISURE TRUST

Banks Leisure Centre Open

01704 212970:
Open as normal up to 10pm Friday 21 December, then closed Saturday 22 December, open Sunday 23 December 9am-3pm and then closed from Monday 24 December until re-opening as usual on Wednesday 2 January at 10am.

Nye Bevan Pool 01695 727111:
Closed from 4pm Sunday 23 December until 8am Thursday 27 December and then will close again from Sunday 30 December and will open as usual on Wednesday 2 January.

Park Pool 01695 576325:
Closed from 4pm Sunday 23 December until 7am Thursday 27 December then will close again from Sunday 30 December and will open as usual on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Burscough Racquet & Fitness Centre 01704 895266:
Closed from 4pm Sunday 23 December until Thursday 27 December when it will re-open at 4pm and close at 10pm. Then on 28 December it will open at 4pm and close at 8pm. Then on 29 December it will open 8am-4pm, and on 30 December it will be open 8am-4pm. It will be closed on Monday 31 December and Tuesday 1 January will open as usual on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
For further details visit West Lancs Leisure (external link).