Keeping in Touch Over Christmas


HELP and advice on Tameside Council's services is available to residents at the touch of a button over the Christmas holiday.


Our website at can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for information.

The call centre and will be closed from 4.30pm on Thursday, 24 December, until 8.30am on Monday, 4 January. 


Libraries will shut as follows:


Mossley - 1pm on Wednesday, 23 December. 

Hyde and Stalybridge - 5pm on Wednesday, 23 December. 

Droylsden - 1pm on Thursday, 24 December.

Ashton, Denton, Dukinfield and Hattersley - 4.30pm on Thursday, 24 December.


They will all reopen for their normal staffed hours on Monday, 4 January. 


If you're stuck for something read over the Christmas break, Tameside Libraries' eBooks, magazines and newspapers remain available online. For more information visit


The local studies and archives centre closes at 4.30pm on Thursday, 24 December, and reopens at 10am on Tuesday, 5 January.

Details of Christmas and new year waste and recycling collections are available at while there is information on winter gritting at

To contact Tameside Council in an emergency call 0161 342 2222, but please remember this number is for emergencies only.