Useful Christmas Information

TVBC Christmas Message 2018
  • Christmas office opening hours

    During office opening hours you can contact the Council on 01264 368000. When the office is closed this number is connected to the Council’s emergency service line.

    The Council’s Beech Hurst office will be closed from 5pm on Monday 24 December 2018 and will re-open at 8.30am on Wednesday 2 January 2019

     

    Beech Hurst, Andover

    Mon

    Tues

    Wed

    Thurs

    Fri

    Sat

    Sun

    17 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    18 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    19 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    20 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    21 Dec

    08.30-16.30

     

    22 Dec

    Closed

     

    23 Dec

    Closed

     

    24 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    25 Dec

    Closed

     

    26 Dec

    Closed

     

    27 Dec

    Closed

     

    28 Dec

    Closed

     

    29 Dec

    Closed

     

    30 Dec

    Closed

     

    31 Dec

    Closed

     

    1 Jan

    Closed

     

    2 Jan

    08.30-17.00

     

    3 Jan

    08.30-17.00

     

    4 Jan

    08.30-16.30

     

    5 Jan

    Closed

     

    6 Jan

    Closed

     

    Former Magistrates Court, Romsey

    Mon

    Tues

    Wed

    Thurs

    Fri

    Sat

    Sun

    17 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    18 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    19 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    20 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    21 Dec

    08.30-16.30

     

    22 Dec

    Closed

     

    23 Dec

    Closed

     

    24 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    25 Dec

    Closed

     

    26 Dec

    Closed

     

    27 Dec

    Closed

     

    28 Dec

    Closed

     

    29 Dec

    Closed

     

    30 Dec

    Closed

     

    31 Dec

    Closed

     

    1 Jan

    Closed

     

    2 Jan

    08.30-17.00

     

    3 Jan

    08.30-17.00

     

    4 Jan

    08.30-16.30

     

    5 Jan

    Closed

     

    6 Jan

    Closed

     

     

  • Christmas parking
    Christmas parking voucher
    Click to download voucher

    One hour free parking when you purchase a minimum of one hour of parking.
    Valid in Test Valley Borough Council car parks in Andover and Romsey.

    Valid on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3 to 19 December.

    Display this voucher on your dashboard alongside your pay and display ticket. Add one hour to the time on your ticket to calculate your return time.

  • Bin collections

    You can find your bin collection days here:
    www.testvalley.gov.uk/bins

    The Christmas and New Year 2018/19 revised waste and recycling collection days are:

    Black Bins

    Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day
    Monday 31 December 2018 Monday 31 December 2018
    Tuesday 1 January 2019 Wednesday 2 January 2019
    Wednesday 2 January 2019 Thursday 3 January 2019
    Thursday 3 January 2019 Friday 4 January 2019
    Friday 4 January 2019 Saturday 5 January 2019

    Excess Waste
    During the Christmas and New Year period only waste left in bags beside the black bin on a household waste collection day will be accepted.  Collection teams will only empty one black bin per property unless extra bin capacity has been authorised.

    Brown Bins

    Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day

    Monday 24 December 2018

    Saturday 22 December 2018
    Tuesday 25 December 2018 Monday 24 December 2018
    Wednesday 26 December 2018 Thursday 27 December 2018
    Thursday 27 December 2018 Friday 28 December 2018
    Friday 28 December 2018 Saturday 29 December 2018

    Excess Recyclables
    Recyclable materials in cardboard boxes left beside the brown bin on recycling weeks will be collected throughout the year.

    Do not put gift wrap in the brown recycling bin. Most gift wrap is plastic film, foil or heavily over-printed, low grade paper. Used gift wrap is also often scrunched up and covered with sticky tape. Overall it has very little, if any, material benefit for recycling.

    During the festive period, the Local Recycling Centres will be monitored and emptied regularly.

    The Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

    Garden waste collections will not take place between Monday 24 December 2018 and Friday 4 January 2019.

  • Christmas recycling

    Excess Recyclables

    Recyclable materials in cardboard boxes left beside the brown bin on recycling weeks will be collected throughout the year.

    Do not put gift wrap in the brown recycling bin. Most gift wrap is plastic film, foil or heavily over-printed, low grade paper. Used gift wrap is also often scrunched up and covered with sticky tape. Overall it has very little, if any, material benefit for recycling.

    During the festive period, the Local Recycling Centres will be monitored and emptied regularly.

    The Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

    Christmas Trees

    Christmas Tree Recycling star
    Download location leaflet

    Once the festive season is over, you can dispose of your real Christmas tree in a number of ways:

    Take it to one of the Council's temporary disposal sites:

    • Homebase, Enham Arch Retail Park, Andover
    • Wyevale Garden Centre, Salisbury Road, Andover
    • Rosebourne, Amesbury Road, Weyhill
    • Augusta Park Community Centre, East Anton Farm Road, Andover
    • Alma Road Car Park, Near Waitrose, Romsey
    • Knightwood Leisure Centre, Valley Park
    • B&Q, Nursling
    • Village Hall, West Wellow

    These sites are provided for real Christmas trees only and will be in operation from Friday 28 December 2018 to Monday 14 January 2019. Please follow the site instructions and place your tree in the area provided.

    • Take it to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre
    • Put it out for collection by the Council's Garden Waste Collection Service - this is a chargeable service

    All of the collected trees will be composted to produce Pro-Grow. Pro-Grow is a high quality organic soil conditioner produced within Hampshire by Project Integra and can be bought at any HWRC.

  • Travel updates

    For the latest travel updates please visit Romanse Travel Information for Hampshire or follow them on Twitter @Romanse

    The latest information on the road can be found on the Highways Agency website

    Please check with service providers before commencing your journey. Some useful websites are:

     

     

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