Useful Christmas Information

TVBC Christmas Message 2018
  • Covid Updates

    All Covid updates will be on our Covid pages available here:

    www.testvalley.gov.uk/coronavirus

  • 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 Thursday 24 December 2020 and will re-open at 8.30am on Monday 4 January 2021.

    Please be aware Covid restrictions will still be in place. For more information visit www.testvalley.gov.uk/coronavirus

    Beech Hurst, Andover

    Mon

    Tues

    Wed

    Thurs

    Fri

    Sat

    Sun

    21 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    22 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    23 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    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

    Closed

     

    3 Jan

    Closed

     

    4 Jan

    08.30-17.00

     

    5 Jan

    08.30-17.00

     

    6 Jan

    08.30-17.00

     

    7 Jan

    08.30-17.00

     

    8 Jan

    08.30-16.30

     

    9 Jan

    Closed

     

    10 Jan

    Closed

     

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    Mon

    Tues

    Wed

    Thurs

    Fri

    Sat

    Sun

    21 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    22 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    23 Dec

    08.30-17.00

     

    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

    Closed

     

    3 Jan

    Closed

     

    4 Jan

    08.30-17.00

     

    5 Jan

    08.30-17.00

     

    6 Jan

    08.30-17.00

     

    7 Jan

    08.30-17.00

     

    8 Jan

    08.30-16.30

     

    9 Jan

    Closed

     

    10 Jan

    Closed

     

  • Bin collections

    The Christmas and New Year 2020/21 revised waste and recycling collection days are:

    Brown Bin Week

    Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day
    Monday 21 December 2020 Saturday 19 December 2020
    Tuesday 22 December 2020 Monday 21 December 2020
    Wednesday 23 December 2020 Tuesday 22 December 2020
    Thursday 24 December 2020 Wednesday 23 December 2020
    Friday 25 December 2020 Thursday 24 December 2020

    Black Bin Week

    Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day
    Monday 28 December 2020 Monday 28 December 2020
    Tuesday 29 December 2020 Tuesday 29 December 2020
    Wednesday 30 December 2020 Wednesday 30 December 2020
    Thursday 31 December 2020 Thursday 31 December 2020
    Friday 1 January 2021 Saturday 2 January 2021

    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.

     

    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 9am - 4pm except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

     

    Garden waste collections will not take place between Monday 21 December 2020 and Friday 1 January 2021.

  • 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
    Christmas tree recycling star

    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:

    • Enham Arch Retail Park, Andover
    • Dobbies 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
    • Hilliers Garden Centre Braishfield, Jermyns Lane, Braishfield (from 4 January only)

    These sites are provided for real Christmas trees only and will be in operation from Tuesday 29 December 2020 to Monday 11 January 2021. 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.

    Download a copy of our Christmas tree recycling leaflet (pdf, 754kb)

  • 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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