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Christmas Services in Central Telford

Please make a note of this very important news
in the life of CTP!

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 Christmas Services in Central Telford.

Christmas Eve – Sunday 24th
at Holy Trinity, St John’s, St Leonard’s & St Mary’s

5.00pm – Crib Service at all the Churches
11.00pm – Midnight Mass at all the Churches

Christmas Day – Monday 25th
Christmas Morning Celebration (with Communion)

10.30am at St Leonard’s
10.30am at St Mary’s

New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31st
United Services (with Communion)

10.30am at St John’s
10.30am at Holy Trinity

Details on the Website –


Christmas & New Year collections

Just a reminder to check your calendar carefully for your revised collection days over Christmas and New Year so as you don’t get caught out and miss a collection.

If your collection day is due on Christmas Day (25 December), this will be brought forward to Saturday 23 December.

All other collections will be a day later.  For full details of the revised collections click here.

All collections will return to normal Monday 8 January 2018.

In the event of bad weather we will prioritise collecting the red top bins and purple top bins only; green bins and blue bags just need to be popped out again on the next scheduled collection.

Household Recycling Centres opening hours

Your Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will be open daily over the festive period, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Not sure how busy they will be? Our HRCs have a live feed camera at the entrance, so you can ‘view the queue’ before setting off.

Before you visit also check our website to see if you require a permit to access the HRC in the vehicle you are using (some vehicles are also excluded from visiting the HRCs).

If you do require a permit, please note that paper permits are no longer provided.  All applications are now electronic. Register for an e-permit through My Telford. Once requested, you will receive an email immediately with more information on how to use it.

Christmas recycling tips & info

Real Christmas trees can be chopped up and placed in your green bin for recycling; green bins will be collected as normal.

If you have lots of cardboard, please cut or tear into pieces the size of your blue bag and secure together. Please present at the side of your purple bin.

We cannot take Christmas cards/paper with glitter, plastic or metallic coating.

More info on what you can and can’t recycle here.

Update on Waste/Recycling collections

Information received from Telford & Wrekin Council:

Collection crews have continued today to catch up with all collection services. They are making good progress in difficult conditions. They aim to have all red top bin collections caught up by the end of this week and only a small margin remaining for the recycling service, to collect on Monday. Then collections should all be up-to-date, weather permitting.

We will continue to keep all updated and the message to residents is still:-

  • Please put containers due to be collected out on your usual collection day.
  • If crews don’t manage to collect on your scheduled day, please leave your red top bin, purple top bin and your blue bag out in a safe place and they will be collected as soon as possible. 
  • If your green bin isn’t collected, please take it back in and put it out on your next scheduled collection date.
  • Pre-arranged assisted collections will also be undertaken by the crews where possible.

Recycling & Waste Collections Update

Message received from Telford & Wrekin Council:

Unfortunately recycling and waste collections have been disrupted due to the recent extreme weather conditions

Based on the current weather forecast we are hoping  to be collecting recycling and waste today Wednesday 13 December.

While it is our intention to carry out collections from as many properties as possible, due to the severe weather conditions we’ve experienced and remaining snow and ice on the ground, some areas may be inaccessible. We will ensure that collections are made from all properties that have experienced a delay as soon as were are able.

The message that has been actively communicated to customers remains the same:-

Due to the current bad weather it might not be possible for your recycling and waste containers to be collected on the day it is scheduled.  If this is the case, please leave your red top bin, purple  bin and blue bag out in a safe place and we will collect them as soon as possible. Please take your green bin back in and put it out on your next scheduled collection date”

Once again we thank everyone for their patience and will continue to keep everyone updated.