Your Council over Easter

Published26th March 2021

Ipswich Borough Council services over the Easter Holiday.

Bin collections

Bin collections will continue as normal over Easter despite the bank holidays.

Residents who normally have their bins collected on Fridays should put their bins out as normal on Good Friday.

Please put your bin out the night before your collection as crews may be earlier than usual. To find your collection day, go to

HEARS and emergencies

The Ipswich HEARS and CCTV emergency centre staff are on duty 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, so it is no change for them over Easter.

Customer Services

The Customer Services Centre (both face-to-face and phone) will be closed on both Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Public toilets

Park toilets will be open as usual over Easter. See opening times.

The Major’s Corner toilets will be open from 10am – 4pm on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, and 10am – 6pm on Saturday 3rd April.

Corn Exchange toilets will be open from 10am – 5pm on Good Friday, Saturday 3April and Easter Monday, and 10am – 4pm on Easter Sunday.

Crown car park

Crown will be open from 8:30am to 6pm on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, and 8am - 11:30pm on Saturday 3rd April.


Parks are open every day of the year. The visitor centres in Christchurch and Holywells parks are currently closed in line with national restrictions.

From 29 March you will be able to meet outdoors in a group of 6 (from any number of households), OR in a group of any size from up to 2 households (each household can include existing support bubbles, if eligible).

We will also be re-opening our outdoor sports facilities. This includes outdoor gyms, tennis and basketball courts, table tennis tables and skate parks.

Cemeteries and Crematorium

Ipswich Cemeteries remain open for visitors throughout Easter but the Cemetery Office will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday as there are no cremations or burials.

Many of our other public facilities are currently closed in line with national restrictions. These include our Swimming Pools, Sports Centres, Ipswich Museum, Christchurch Mansion, the Town Hall (including Town Hall Café), the Regent Theatre and the Corn Exchange