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Christmas and New Year opening times 2015

Normal opening hours will be in operation over most of the festive period, with the exception of Friday 25 December to Monday 28 December (inclusive) and Friday 1 January when Contact Camden and most services will be closed.

Changes to services are listed below.

Contact Camden

Contact Camden – our customer services team – will be closed from 4pm on Thursday 24 December and Thursday 31 December. Essential services will continue as usual over Christmas and New Year. In an emergency, call 020 7974 4444 (24 hours a day).

You can use your Camden Account at any time to manage key services in one place with one log in. With your Camden Account you can:

  • pay and view your council tax bill
  • purchase resident parking permits and eVisitor parking permits
  • report a housing repair
  • view rent statements
  • view housing benefit claims and payments
  • pay and view leaseholder service charges
  • check bin collection days, report missed collections and order recycling equipment.

Rubbish and recycling collections

Collection services will remain the same unless your normal collection day falls on one of the dates listed below. If you don't know what day your bins are normally collected you can find out here.

Normal collection day Christmas collection day
Friday 25 December Sunday 27 December
Monday 28 December Tuesday 29 December
Tuesday 29 December Wednesday 30 December
Wednesday 30 December Thursday 31 December
Thursday 31 December Saturday 2 January
Friday 1 January Sunday 3 January

For more information, visit our recycling and waste pages.

Leisure and sports centres

Reduced opening hours will be in operation across all Camden leisure centres from Tuesday 22 December to Saturday 2 January. Leisure centres will additionally be closed on Monday 21 December due to Better’s annual staff training day. Please see timetable below for the Christmas opening hours of your local leisure centre.

Date Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre Oasis Sports Centre Kentish Town Sports Centre Pancras Square Leisure Talacre Community Sports Centre
Monday 21 December CLOSED (staff training) CLOSED (staff training) CLOSED (staff training) CLOSED (staff training) CLOSED (staff training)
Tuesday 22 December 6.30am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 6.30am – 6pm 8am – 7pm 9am – 3.30pm
Wednesday 23 December 6.30am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 6.30am – 6pm 8am – 7pm 9am – 3.30pm
Thursday 24 December 6.30am – 5pm 8am – 5pm 6.30am – 5pm 8am – 5pm 9am – 3.30pm
Friday 25 December CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday 26 December CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday 27 December 8am – 6pm 9:30am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 7pm 9am – 3.30pm
Monday 28 December 6.30am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 6.30am – 6pm 8am – 7pm CLOSED
Tuesday 29 December 6.30am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 6.30am – 6pm 8am – 7pm 9am – 3.30pm
Wednesday 30 December 6.30am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 6.30am – 6pm 8am – 7pm 9am – 3.30pm
Thursday 31 December 6.30am – 5pm 8am – 5pm 6.30am – 5pm 8am – 5pm 9am – 3.30pm
Friday 1 January CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday 2 January 8am – 6pm 9:30am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 8pm 8.45am – 6pm

For more information, visit the Better website.

Parking

Normal parking enforcement will be in operation on Thursday 24, Sunday 27 and Thursday 31 December.

Bank holiday parking enforcement will be in operation on:

  • Friday 25 December
  • Saturday 26 December
  • Monday 28 December
  • Friday 1 January

Full details, including car pound opening times, can be found on our parking and enforcement pages.

Libraries

Highgate Library will close at 1pm on Thursday 24 December and re-open on Monday 4 January.

All other Camden libraries:

Date Open/Closed
Thursday 24 December Libraries close at 4pm
Friday 25 December Libraries closed
Saturday 26 December Libraries closed
Sunday 27 December Libraries closed
Monday 28 December Libraries closed
Tuesday 29 December Libraries open usual times
Wednesday 30 December Libraries open usual times
Thursday 31 December Libraries close at 4pm
Friday 1 January Libraries closed

All Camden libraries will return to usual opening times on Saturday 2 January 2016, apart from Highgate which will re-open on Monday 4 January.

Our online digital library will be operating as normal, where you can view your library account, renew your items, borrow an e-book and more. There will be an extended loan period over Christmas and New Year.

For more information, visit our libraries pages.

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