Holiday service reminder

COUNCIL bosses have reminded people that some services will be affected over the festive period.

Administrative buildings including the Civic Centre, Bryan Hanson House, Aneurin Bevan House, Municipal Buildings and Church Street Offices are closed and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2.

The duty social work team will be operating from Aneurin Bevan House on Friday, December 28 from 8.30am to 4.30pm and on Monday, December 31 from 8.30am to 5pm.

The telephone number is (01429) 523872 and the emergency duty team will operate at all other times and can be contacted on 08702 402 994.

Kerbside Christmas tree collections will carried out on a ward-by-ward basis and begin on Monday, January 7 in the De Bruce ward, 8 January in Headland & Harbour Ward, 9 January in Jesmond Ward, 10 January in Victoria and Burn Valley Wards, 11 January in Foggy Furze Ward, 14 January in Seaton Seaton, 15 January in Rossmere Ward, 16 January in Manor House Ward, 17 January in Hart Ward (including Hart Village) and 18 January in Rural West Ward, including the villages of Elwick, Dalton Piercy Greatham.

There will be changes to refuse and recycling collection dates and full details can be viewed at

The Household Waste Recycling Centre in Burn Road will be open from 8am to 4.30pm every day except New Year’s Day.

The grounds at Stranton Cemetery and Book of Remembrance viewing room are open to visitors throughout the holidays between the hours of 8am and 4.30pm. For out of hours emergencies telephone (01429) 869424.

The Register Office team will be operating, by appointment only, from Aneurin Bevan House on December 28 and 31.

To make an appointment telephone (01429) 523337.

l Swimmers are reminded that the swimming pools at a popular leisure centre will remain closed over the festive period to allow essential maintenance work to be carried out.

The main pool and learner pool at Mill House Leisure Centre, in Raby Road, Hartlepool, has been closed from Christmas Eve and will not re-open until Wednesday, January 2.

Opening times for the rest of the facilities at Mill House are as follows:

Dec 27 to 30 Dec: Normal opening hours;

Dec 31: Closes at 4pm;

Jan 1: Closed;

Jan 1: Normal opening hours;

For further information about Mill House Leisure Centre, ring (01429) 223791.