Easter information: Bins, opening times etc

Bin collections

There will be no changes to bin collections over the Easter Bank Holiday. This includes refuse, recycling and garden waste collections (for those who have signed up to the scheme).  Bins should be put out for collection by 7.00am on your normal collection day.

Good Friday bin collection

If you normally have your bins collected on a Friday, you should put your bins out as normal on Good Friday, 25 March.

If you’re unsure of your collection days, you can find out by entering your house number and postcode into the ‘My Durham’ tab on the council website.

Recycling centres

Recycling centres will operate as normal over the Easter weekend.

However, extended opening hours will be in operation at the Hett Hills Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) to help cope with additional demand.

Hett Hills will open from 9am until 3.30pm from Good Friday, 25 March until Thursday, 31 March and between 9am and 6pm on Friday, 1 April.

The extended hours at Hett Hills will help to reduce congestion at the nearby Annfield Plain and Potterhouse Lane recycling centres, which get very busy at Easter.  Residents can also use the sites at Tudhoe and Coxhoe if the Annfield Plain and Potterhouse Lane sites are busy.

Opening hours

Customer Access Points throughout the county will be closed over the Easter weekend.

Customer Access Points and customer surgeries will be closed on Good Friday, 25 March before reopening at 8.30am on Tuesday, 29 March.

The council’s main office buildings, leisure centres and libraries will be closed to the public on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Funding information drop-in at Glenroyd House Consett

County Durham Foundation

Funding of up to £5,000 may be available for Voluntary and Community Groups in the area.

If you would like to talk to CDCF about funding available both for groups and individuals, and the application process involved, there will be a drop-in funding session at GLENROYD HOUSE, CONSETT on THURSDAY 12th MARCH 2015  between 10:00am – 2.00pm.

For more information e-mail jackie@cdcf.org.uk or ring 0191 378 6340.

If you are unable attend you can still apply for a grant by visiting CDCF’s website www.cdcf.org.uk and completing the online application form for groups.

Christmas Bins

Collections for the Christmas period remain unchanged up to and including Christmas Eve, and are back to normal from January 7th.

In the meantime the table below should help you cope with the uncertainties, provided Consett’s very own weather system does not intervene!

Bins 2013 xmas


Bins in snow

West Side Story to come to Consett

Act On Theatre Group who will present the show is run for young people in Consett by young people from Consett.

An award of £3,000 at the “Its Up 2 U Event” last Autumn enabled them to produce their first show in a local school, and soon they’re moving onto the stage of the Empire.

“We have an amazingly talented cast who deserve a good audience,” writes their young producer. It sounds too good to miss, and tickets can already be bought at The Empire or online at http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase