|How to Survive Christmas in Hammersmith and Fulham|
Your guide to essential services over the festive season
GPs - For urgent medical advice call the surgery. If it is closed follow the recorded instructions.
Dentists - For urgent dental advice and care call the surgery. If it is closed, follow the recorded instructions.
The NHS have also produced a list of pharmacies which will be open across West London. You will find it on their website.
Christmas refuse and recycling collections
H & F Council says there are only 3 collection days which change this year, all other collections dates will remain the same.
For properties which have one rubbish and recycling collection per week:
For properties which have two rubbish and recycling collections per week:
Check your normal collection day here
On Christmas Day, parking is free in all resident/business permit and pay and display bays in all parking zones throughout Hammersmith and Fulham. Other parking restrictions (including yellow lines, disabled bays, pedestrian crossing zig-zag markings, bus stops, doctors' bays and diplomatic parking bays) still apply, however no Council parking enforcement will take place. Motorists should therefore take care not to park in places where their vehicle may cause an obstruction or a danger, either to pedestrians, other road users, or to emergency services' vehicles.
On Boxing Day, usual parking restrictions and charges apply in Zones CC & G. Match day parking restrictions will also apply in Zones X & Y due to a home game at Fulham FC. Parking is free in resident/business permit and pay and display bays in all other parking zones throughout Hammersmith and Fulham. Other parking restrictions (including yellow lines, disabled bays, pedestrian crossing zig-zag markings, bus stops, doctors' bays and diplomatic parking bays) also still apply.
H &F's telephone helpline (020) 7371 5678 is closed on both days. Payments for Penalty Charge Notices can be made via the automated telephone payments system on (020) 7371 5678 at any time, even when the helpline is closed. Payments can also be made online at any time via the epayments page.
H & F Council
Council offices will be closed on 24, 25, 26 December and on 1 January.
h&f Direct Centre in Hammersmith Town Hall extension covers the following services: council tax, council tax benefit, housing benefits, business rates, parking permits, blue badges, freedom passes taxi cards, cashiers and council rent collection.
The 'new claims for council tax benefit & housing benefit reception service' in the h&f Direct Centre will be closed until 2nd January 2013, but can be contacted by phone (020 8753 6681) and will continue to operate. The h&f Direct Centre can also be accessed online
Libraries in Hammersmith and Fulham will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. You can find full details on the libraries' web pages
December 20, 2012