Christmas and New Year Opening times

Information on our office opening times, bin collections, recycling centre opening hours and more can be found on our Christmas and New Year opening times page.

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Christmas and New Year opening times

Date Council offices Libraries Recycling centres
Friday 24 December Open Open Close at 2pm
Saturday 25 December Closed Closed Closed
Sunday 26 December Closed Closed Closed
Monday 27 December Closed Closed Check normal opening hours
Tuesday 28 December Closed Closed Check normal opening hours
Wednesday 29 December Closed Open Check normal opening hours
Thursday 30 December Closed Open Check normal opening hours
Friday 31 December Closed Closed Check normal opening hours
Saturday 1 January Closed Closed Closed
Sunday 2 January Closed Closed Check normal opening hours
Monday 3 January Closed Closed Check normal opening hours
Tuesday 4 January Open Open Check normal opening hours

Some of the council’s statutory services will be operating as normal on 29, 30 and 31 December. These include children's services, adult social care and death registrations.
 
Resources will be in place for emergencies such as homelessness.

You can continue to access a range of services around the clock here on our website.

Bin collections

There are no changes to the day on which your general waste and dry recycling bins will be collected this year. For more information on this and how to dispose of your real Christmas trees see Christmas 2021 collection arrangements.

Northamptonshire Record Office

The Northamptonshire Record Office will be closed to the public from Friday 10 December and reopen on Tuesday 4 January.

Northampton Market

There will be additional market days on

  • Sunday 12 and 19 - 10am to 3pm
  • Monday 13 and 20 - 9am to 3pm

There will be no market on the 25-28 December or the 1 January.

The market will be open as usual on the 29 -31 December, but will close at 3pm on the 31st.

Normal hours will resume from 4 January 2022.

Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the changes.
Last updated 01 December 2021