Christmas and New Year information

Opening hours

Most Plymouth City Council offices will be closed from Christmas day and will reopen on Tuesday 3 January.

Call 01752 668000 in an emergency.

1st Stop

The 1st Stop shop opening times:

  • Christmas and Boxing Day: Closed
  • Wednesday 27 December to Saturday 30 December: 9am to 5pm
  • New Year's Day and Monday 2 January: Closed
  • Tuesday 2 January: 8.30am to 6pm

Libraries

Check the opening times of your local library this Christmas.

Archives

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office will be closed from Christmas Eve and will reopen on Tuesday 3 January at 9.30am.

Register Office

Plymouth Register Office opening times:

  • Christmas and Boxing Day: Closed
  • Wednesday 27 December to Saturday 30 December: 9am to 5pm
  • New Year's Day and Monday 2 January: Closed
  • Tuesday 2 January: 8.30am to 6pm

Rubbish and recycling

We'll pick up your rubbish and recycling:

  • two days later than normal the week commencing Monday 26 December
  • one day later than normal the week commencing Monday 2 January

This could change in very bad weather. Check your bin day to find out when your bins will be emptied.

We will not be picking up Christmas trees from outside your homes but, will bring wood chipping machines to locations across the city from Monday 9 January until Thursday 19 January.

Chelson Meadow and Weston Mill recycling centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

School term dates

Check term dates and holidays to find out when the kids go back to school.

Housing services

Check our housing services over Christmas and the New Year.

Transport

Local bus companies run special timetables over Christmas and the New Year and don't usually run on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day. Plan your bus journey to check when your local buses are running.

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry

The bridge and ferry don't charge a toll from midnight on 24 December to midnight on 25 December.

The Torpoint Ferry timetable changes over Christmas and the New Year but the ferry runs every day including Christmas Day.

Leisure centres and swimming pools

Find out the Christmas opening times opening times for: