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Chrismas dates for bin collections

There will be changes to rubbish and recycling collection dates over the Christmas and New Year period as follows: If your bins are due to be emptied on December 26 they will be collected on December 27 instead, December 27 collections will move to December 28, December 30 and 31 collections will be as normal, January 1 collections will move to January 2, January 2 collections will move to January 3, and January 3 collections will move to January 4. Lancaster City Council has asked householders to recycle as much as possible over the festive season. The council will always collect extra recyclables put out for collection. Additional paper, card, cans and plastic bottles can be put out in separate, clearly labelled carrier bags, but please ensure all glass is inside a recycling box. If you have lost your collection calendar go to

Tree recycling at hospice

St John’s Hospice will once again be collecting recycling Christmas trees during the weekend of January 11 and 12, in exchange for a minimum donation of £5 to the charity. Collections must be booked in advance. For more information visit or telephone 01524 382538.

Order medication for festive period

With just days until Christmas, people with long term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, lung and heart disease are being reminded not to leave it too late to get their repeat prescription.GP practices will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.