by prestwichfocus on 23 December, 2015
Information for residents on opening hours for local services, and helplines over the Christmas period.
Bury Council Customer Contact Team (253 5353)
All but essential services at Bury Council are closed over the Christmas and New Year period:
The Customer Contact Team will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 23 December until 8.45am on Monday 4 January 2016.
Adult Care Connect and Direct one stop shop at Textile Hall will be closed from Thursday 24 December until 10am on Monday 4 January. You can make enquiries by telephone only on Tuesday 29, Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 December between 9am and 5pm on 0161 253 5151 (except for blue badge enquiries).
A full list of information for Bury Council services over the Christmas period is here.
Don’t forget that most bin collections over the Christmas period are a DAY EARLY.
To check the bin times for your street check here.
Household waste recycling centres (tips) opening times are here.
Six Town Housing emergency repairs
Phone Freephone 0808 144 5368 if you are calling from a landline or 0161 686 8368 if you are phoning from a mobile – calls charged at your normal call rate.
Prestwich Walk in Centre is open 8am-8pm as normal every day.
You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Please find here a list of pharmacies in Bury open on Christmas Day, Monday 28th December 2015 and New Year’s Day.
The list is correct at the time of publication. Patients are adviced to check availabiity before they travel.
101 is the new non emergency number for the police. 999 is for emergencies.
Department of Work and Pensions
Wednesday 23 December: open as usual
Thursday 24 December: offices in England and Wales are closed. But phone lines will be open to handle urgent/missing payment enquiries
Offices and phone lines in Scotland are open and will handle urgent/missing payment enquiries
We open again on Tuesday 29 December
Friday 1 January 2016: offices closed
Monday 4 January 2016: offices in Scotland are closed. But phone lines will be open to handle urgent/missing payment enquiries
If your benefit should be paid between Wednesday 23 and Monday 28 December you will now be paid on Wednesday 23 December 2015. And if your benefit should be paid on Thursday 31 December or Friday 1 January 2016 you will now be paid on 31 December 2015.
Help and Support
Samritans 08457 90 90 90
Silverline 0800 4 70 80 90 is a helpline for older people which is open 24 hours a day, every day.
Childline 0800 1111
GetConnected 0808 808 4994 is free, confidential advice for young people (under 25).