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Christmas services and opening times 2017

Christmas present

Dudley Council Plus

Dudley Council Plus will be closed December 22, 24 to 26, 31 and January 1.

Waste collections

Households will have altered recycling and grey bin collections between December 25 and January 5.

Flyers detailing the changes are being delivered to all borough homes in the lead up to Christmas.

More on: altered collections or contact Dudley Council Plus at dudeycouncilplus@dudley.gov.uk or by calling 0300 555 2345.

Household waste recycling centre

The household waste recycling centre will be closed on December 25, 26 and January 1.

Leisure centres


The centre will close at 6pm on 23 December. Closed December 24 to 26 and January 1.  The centre will close at 6pm on December 27 to 31.

Dell Stadium

The stadium will be closed from December 22 to January 1.


The centre will be closed from December 24 to 26 and January 1. The centre will close at 3pm on December 22 & 23 and 27 to 31.


The centre will be closed from December 24 to 26 and January 1. The centre will close at 4.30pm December 23, 30 and 31 and 9.30pm December 22 and 27 to 29.  The swimming pools will close for essential maintenance from December 21 to 23. 


The centre will be closed from December 22 to January 1.

Park activity centres

The activity centres at Huntingtree Park, Mary Stevens Park, Netherton Park and Silver Jubilee Park will close on December 21 at 4.45pm and re-open on January 2 at 8.45am.

Register office

Register office will be closed December 22 to 27.  Open for death registrations December 28 to 30.  Closed December 31 and January 1.

Libraries and archives

All libraries and the Archives Centre will be closed December22, 24 to 29 and January 1, with the exception of Stourbridge and Dudley Libraries which will be open on December 31.

Dudley Museum at the Archives

The museum will be closed December 22 until January 2.

Red House Glass Cone Museum

The Red House Glass Cone Museum will be closed December 24 to January 1.

Children’s services and adult, community and housing services

Offices will be closed December 22 to January 2.

To contact children’s or adult care services in an emergency when offices are closed, call the emergency duty team on 0300 555 8574.

Services including residential care and homecare will continue to operate during the holiday period.

The Repairs Management Centre will be closed  December23 to 25 and 1 January.  Emergency repairs service only December 23 to January 2.  Please call 0300 555 8283 for out of hours emergencies or to report an emergency on a day that the repairs management centre is closed.

Dementia Gateway service

The Crystal Gateway Centre will be open 23, 24, 27 to 31 December.  There will be a reduced service offered.

Normal service at both Crystal and Brett Young Gateways will resume January 2.

Bereavement services

The cemeteries and crematoria grounds are open throughout the Christmas period from 9am until 4.30pm with the Book of Remembrance room open from 9am to 4pm. The offices will be closed December 25 to 27 and January 1.

Payment of council tax, business rates or housing rent

Payments can be made by debit or credit card by calling Callpay on 0300 555 7000.