The Fylde Council telephone lines will close at 1:00pm on Friday 23rd December, and the Town Hall will close at 12:30pm on the same day. Both will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January at 8:30am. During this time, you can still contact us by email at, on Facebook and Twitter, and via Your Fylde Account

If your enquiry is urgent, please contact our emergency out of hours number on 01772 436756. In a housing emergency please call Progress Housing on 03333 204 555.

Waste and Recycling

There will be no green bin collections from Monday 19th December to Saturday 31st December 2022. Normal collections will resume from 2nd January 2023.

Please note the Fylde Bulky Waste collection service will be closed over Christmas from 12.30pm on Friday the 23rd December and will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday the 3rd of January 2023.

Christmas Refuse & Recycling Collection Date Changes

Monday 26th December 2022Collecting onTuesday 27th December 2022
Tuesday 27th December 2022Collecting onWednesday 28th December 2022
Wednesday 28th December 2022Collecting onThursday 29th December 2022
Thursday 29th December 2022Collecting onFriday 30th December 2022
Friday 30th December 2022Collecting onSaturday 31st December 2022

For more information, including details about Christmas tree recycling, please click here.

Benefit Payment Changes

There are no changes to housing benefit payments over the Christmas period. Please see below.

  • If your normal payment is due on Friday 23rd December, this will credit your account as normal
  • If your normal payment is due on Friday 30th December, this will credit your account as normal
  • If your normal payment is due on Friday 6th January, this will credit your account as normal

Foodbank Opening Hours

If you need a foodbank voucher while the phone lines are closed, please email

St AnnesTuesday 20th December | 10.00am to 3.00pm
Thursday 22nd December | 10.00am to 3.00pm
Tuesday 27th December | 11.00am to 2.00pm
Thursday 29th December | 10.00am to 3.00pm
KirkhamMonday 19th December | 10.30am to 2.00pm
Friday 23rd December | 10.30am to 2.00pm
Monday 26th December | CLOSED
Friday 30th December | 10.30am to 2.00pm
WartonWednesday 28th December | CLOSED