Published Friday, 04 December 2020
THE following opening times during the Christmas and New Year period have been announced by the Borough Council, together with the arrangements that have been made for various council services:
Council office closing times
Borough Council services at the Hinckley Hub will close at 5pm on Thursday 24 December and re-open at 8.30am on Monday 4 January 2021.
In an emergency call 01455 251137.
Refuse and recycling arrangements
There will be alternate arrangements for collections due on Friday 25 December, Monday 28 December and Friday 1 January. All other refuse and recycling collections will continue as usual during the Christmas and New Year period. However, the garden waste (brown bin) collection service will be suspended for two weeks during the Christmas and New Year period (last collection Tuesday 22 December and collections starting again Monday 4 January 2021). There will also be no collections of large items (bulky waste) during the same dates.
Alternate arrangements for refuse (black bin) and recycling (blue-lid bin) collections due on Friday 25 December, Monday 28 December and Friday 1 January are as follows:
- Refuse (black bin) on Friday 25 December will be collected on Thursday 24 December
- Recycling (blue-lid) due on Friday 25 December will be collected on Wednesday 23 December
- Refuse due on Monday 28 December will be collected on Tuesday 29 December
- Recycling (blue-lid) due on Monday 28 December will be collected on Wednesday 30 December
- Refuse due on Friday 1 January will be collected on Thursday 31 December
- Recycling (blue-lid) due on Friday 1 January will be collected on Monday 4 January
For residents living in rural west areas of the borough who usually have garden and refuse bins collected on the same day please check your online bin calendar
Free Parking on Saturdays in Hinckley
Customers are reminded that Christmas shopping in Hinckley will be given a boost this year with free car parking in selected town centre car parks on Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas.
Shoppers will be able to park for free in St Mary’s, Church Walk, Castle, Lower Bond Street and Trinity Lane East car parks in the final two Saturdays (12 and 19 December) before Christmas. Parking is also free after 3pm every day in Trinity Lane East, Castle and Lower Bond Street car parks as well in all council run car parks on Sundays throughout the year.
Additionally, shoppers will also be able to park for free in North Warwickshire and Hinckley College (NWHC) car park in the two Saturdays (12 and 19 December) before Christmas. The car park, which is directly behind the Atkins Building, can be accessed from Druid Street.
Hinckley Market at Christmas
There will be markets as usual in Hinckley throughout the Christmas period on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays including Monday 21 December. There will be no market on Monday 28 December (bank holiday).
Hinckley Leisure Centre
Hinckley Leisure Centre will close at 12 noon on Thursday 24 December (last admission at 11am) and remain closed on Friday 25, Saturday 26, Sunday 27 December. The Centre’s opening hours will be from 8am to 4pm from Monday 28 December to Wednesday 30 December. The centre will close at 12 noon Thursday 31 December and remain closed on Friday 1 January 2021. The Centre will revert to normal opening hours from 7.15am on Saturday 2 January 2021. For further information including the latest COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions see the Leisure Centre’s website (placesleisure.org)
Earl Shilton Community House, Wykin Community House and Barwell Community House will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 23 December and re-open on Monday 4 January.