Useful Contacts over the 2021 Festive Period

Many local support organisations, including the Parish Council, will continue to operate over the Festive period.


Rustington Parish Council 

The main offices in Woodlands Avenue will be closed from Noon on Christmas Eve through until Tuesday 4th January 2022.

However, the 24 Hour Out of Hours emergency number remains in operation throughout the Festive Period. 

Please only call in the case of an emergency Tel: 07752 493539 

Alternatively you can message via the Parish Council's Facebook Page @rustingtonpc and a member of the Team will get back to you as promptly as possible.

If you have a more general, non-urgent, enquiry then please email:  This email account will also be monitored throughout the Festive Period.

The Village Information Centre located at the Samuel Wickens Centre in Broadmark Lane will be open on the 29th/30th and 31st of December from 9.00am until Noon.  The Information Centre can be contacted on Tel: 01903 788479

The Play Area at the Woodlands Recreation Ground will be closed on Christmas Day and then will return to normal Winter Opening Times of 7.00 am to 4.00 pm.

The Public Toilets located at the Woodlands Recreation Ground, Churchill Car Park and the temporary toilets at Broadmark Lane will be open as per usual with the exception of Christmas Day.

West Sussex County Council

Community Support Hub

West Sussex County Council has opened a line for Community Support during the Covid-19 crisis.

The Hub has been set up to support those in need of help.
You can:


There is now an online form to register to receive help for yourself or another person which you are worried about.

If you are in need of URGENT ASSISTANCE, for example, you are going to run out of food or medicine within the next three days, please phone the West Sussex Community Hub on Tel: 033 022 27980 so that you can make sure you get the help you need as quickly as possible.

Community Hub opening hours over the Christmas period:

  • Christmas Eve (Fri): 9am – 4pm
  • Christmas Day (Sat): 10am – 2pm
  • Boxing Day (Sun): 10am – 2pm
  • Monday 27 December (BH): 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday 28 December (BH): 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 29 December: 8am – 8pm
  • Thursday 30 December: 8am – 8pm
  • Friday 31 December: 9am – 5pm
  • New Year’s Day (Sat): 10am – 2pm
  • Sunday 2 January: 9am – 5pm
  • Monday 3 Jan (BH): 9am – 5pm

Littlehampton Recycling Centre - Christmas opening hours 

Christmas opening hours are:

  • Christmas Eve - 9.00am to 12.00pm (early closing)
  • Christmas Day - Closed
  • Boxing Day - Closed
  • Monday 27 December to Friday 31 December 2021 - Normal winter opening hours for this site (see below)
  • New Year's Day - Closed
Winter opening hours (1 October - 31 March)

Centre opening hours:

  • Monday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday - Closed
  • Thursday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Friday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Saturday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Sunday - 9.00am to 4.00pm

You will still need to pre-book a slot prior to your visit and this can be done here

Arun District Council 

Refuse and Recycling Christmas Collections - There will be NO CHANGE to your normal collection day for refuse and recycling over the Christmas period.

All of the online services are still available over Christmas to report missed bins etc.

The out of office hours emergency number is 01903 737500

The Green Waste Club will stop for two weeks over the Christmas period with last collection day being the Friday 24th December and the service will restart on Monday 10th January 2022. 

Christmas trees will be taken but need to be cut up and placed in the brown bin with the lid closed.

Meals on Wheels 

Meals are delivered 365 days per year.  Ordering meals for the first time requires 24 hours notice and up to five days notice over the Festive Period.  Website:

Tel: 01903 718893  or Tel: 08082 582134

Age UK - West Sussex, Brighton & Hove

First Point of Contact 

Tel: 0800 019 1310

20 - 24 December - Open 9 am to 5 pm 
25 - 28 December - Closed (calls will be diverted to Age UK National)
29 - 31 December - Open 9 am to 5 pm
1 - 3 January - Closed (calls will be diverted to Age UK National)
4 January onwards - Open as usual

Information & Advice

Tel: 0800 019 1310

20 - 24 December - Open 9 am to 5 pm 
25 - 28 December - Closed (calls will be diverted to Age UK National)
29 - 31 December - Open 10 am to 2 pm
1 - 3 January - Closed (calls will be diverted to Age UK National)
4 January onwards - Open as usual

If you need general advice outside of our opening hours please call 
Age UK National Advice Line - Open 8.00 am - 7.00 pm - 365 days per year - Tel: 0800 0191310

Littlehampton Office (opening hours may be reduced over the Christmas Period) Tel: 01903 731800

Further information regarding Christmas Opening Hours 

Sussex Mental Health Line 

Operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week Tel: 0800 0309 500

The Samaritans 

Tel: 116 123  Free: 1 to 1: Open 24 Hours a Day

West Sussex Mind

Help Point (phone line) Christmas Opening Times - 10.00am - 4.00pm: 

  • 24th December
  • 29th December
  • 30 December
  • 31 December

Tel: 0300 303 5652

Littlehampton & District Foodbank 

Tel: 07925 862289  Text or call for help or call the Community Hub (Tel: 033 022 27980) for Vouchers

Turning Tides - Homeless Services - Littlehampton Hub

Tel: 01903 680740 Ext:239

Festive Opening Times:

  •           Christmas Eve 9.00-11.00 am
  •           Christmas Day - Pre-booked Lunch
  •           Boxing Day - CLOSED
  •           27th December - CLOSED
  •           28th-31st December - 9.00-11.00 am
  •           New Year's Day - CLOSED
  •           4th January 2022 - Service re-opens as usual

Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice

Free Phone Advice Line Tel: 08082 787969

Talk to a Web Chat Adviser  (Please note that this service is not available on public holidays)

Littlehampton Community Fridge 

Based at St James Hall, East Ham Road, Littlehampton   Tel: 0300 0309376
Festive Opening Times:
  •           Christmas Eve 10.30-11.30 am and also 8.00 pm to late
  •           27th December 11.00-12.00 pm
  •           29th December 2.30-3.30 pm
  •           31st December 10.30-11.30 am
  •           New Year's Day 10.30 am-12 Noon
  •           3rd January 11.00 am-12 Noon
Facebook:  Littlehampton Community Fridge      or     Littlehampton Fridge on Tour                    


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