Christmas Opening Hours and Affected Services

Published: 20 December 2021

Office Opening Hours

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Haddenham Parish Council! We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable festive period!

Due to the increased circulation of Covid-19 and Government guidance to work from home, we can no longer guarantee the office will be open to walk-in visitors. Please contact us by phone or email instead. Full contact details for staff can be found on the Parish Council's website.

Over the festive period, Parish Council staff will be taking a break from 23rd December - 3 January. The office phone and staff email addresses will not be monitored during this time but we will respond to any messages as soon as possible upon our return. In the event of an emergency only, please call 07760 458079.

Christmas bin collection dates

See Buckinghamshire Council's website for revised collection dates over the festive period.

Garden Waste Collections will resume for those in the Aylesbury Vale area from Monday 24th January 2022.

Recycling over the Christmas period

Over the festive season, we produce around 30% more waste so it’s even more important to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Visit Buckinghamshire Recycles website for tips to reduce waste over the Christmas period.

Remember that items such as Christmas cards and crackers, paper hats, non-glittery wrapping paper and chocolate boxes are all recyclable.

If you are worried about wasting food, the Love Food Hate Waste website has advice on how to reduce waste and reuse festive food.

Ensure that you fold and flatten extra cardboard to a manageable size and place any extra cardboard next to your recycling bin. Remember to remove any other packaging, like polystyrene or sticky tape.

How to dispose of your Christmas tree

You can dispose of your natural Christmas tree, wreaths, holly and mistletoe at your nearest Household Recycling Centre, or through your garden waste collection service.

Before you do though, remember to:

  • remove any decorations
  • cut the tree into smaller, manageable pieces before placing in your garden waste bin


Many bus operators run reduced or amended timetables for the festive period. Remember to check times before you travel.

Updated times for the 280 can be checked via Arriva's website.