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Council Christmas Opening Hours

23rd December 2013
Posted by Chris Tiernan


Basildon Council’s flexible opening times are making it easier for
residents to access its services this Christmas.

The Basildon Centre, housing offices and The Place (Pitsea Leisure Centre)
will be closed on Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December) and Boxing Day
(Thursday 26 December), but will reopen with normal opening times from
Friday 27 December. The facilities will also close again on New Year’s Day
(Wednesday 1 of January) and reopen on Thursday 2 January with normal
opening hours. On Christmas Eve (24 December) and New Year’s Eve (31
December) offices will close at 4pm.

Barleylands Depot will close from 2.30pm on Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24
December), and reopen on Friday 27 December 9am – 3.30pm. Other opening
times are as follows:
• Saturday 28 and Sunday 29th December – 9am to 4pm.
• Monday 30 December – 9am to 3.30pm
• Tuesday 31 December – 9am to 2.30pm
• Thursday 2 January – 9am to 3.30pm
• Friday 3 January 2014 – normal opening times resumes

The Basildon Sports Centre will be closed from Tuesday 24th December to
Wednesday 1st January. Normal hours (5pm to 10pm) resume from Thursday 2nd

For Christmas opening times for Eversley Leisure Centre, Wickford Swimming
Pool and Basildon Sporting Village, please call 01268 583076, 01268 765460
and 01268 722450 respectively or visit

Cabinet member with responsibility for customer services, Cllr Terri
Sargent, said: “I am pleased with the flexibility of opening hours across
all of the council’s services this festive season.

“We are continuing to deliver on our promise to get the basics right by
ensuring we are able to deal with residents’ enquiries, and they are
informed about the services available to them throughout the festive

“I wish all our residents a happy Christmas.”

The Council’s emergency out-of-hours team will be on call throughout the
Christmas period as usual on 01268 286622.

For more information on opening times, visit