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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Christmas and new year information

Here is local information for over Christmas and new year and useful telephone numbers you may need over the festive period.

Health

Minor injury units will be open at Keswick Community Hospital, 24 hours a day, call 01768 245 678 and Maryport Community Hospital, seven days a week from 8.30am to 9.30pm, including bank holidays. Call 01900 812634.

Cumbria Health on Call: 03000 247247.

Emergency dental services: 01228 603900.

NHS Direct: 0845 4647.

West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven: 01946 693181.

The following pharmacies will be open:

Christmas Day

AF Norman, 55 Senhouse Street, Maryport, CA15 6BL noon-1pm.

Boots the Chemist, 26 King Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7JN, 5pm-6pm.

Boxing Day

Boots the Chemist, 31 Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Boots the Chemist, 29 Murray Road, Workington, CA14 2AB, 10am-4pm.

New Year’s Day

Boots the Chemist, 31 Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL 10.30am-4.30pm.

JS Urwin, 91 Main Road, Seaton, Workington CA14 1JE noon-1pm.

Adult social care offices will shut at 5pm on Christmas Eve until 9am on December 27. They will also be closed on News Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Anyone with out-of-hours emergencies should call the 24-hour hotline on 01228 526690.

Children’s services head office in Carlisle will be open until 4.45pm today before closing until January 2.

Out-of-hours children’s social care: 0333 240 1727.

Cumbria Highways hotline: 0845 609 6609.

All council offices and call centres will be closed from 4.30pm today until 9am on January 2.

Bins and recycling will be collected as normal on Christmas Eve, and other collections will be two days later than normal.

On New Year’s Eve, bin collections will be as normal and all other collections that week will be a day later than usual.

Out of hours: 01900 871080.

On Christmas Eve, services will operate a Saturday timetable.

No service will operate on Christmas Day or on Boxing Day.

On December 27, all services will operate a Saturday timetable and will finish around 7.30pm. On December 28 and 29, all services will operate a normal Saturday timetable.

On December 30, all services will operate a normal Sunday timetable.

On December 31, all services will operate a Saturday timetable. No service will operate on New Year’s Day and timetables will resume on January 2.

Service 600 will operate a special timetable.

For details, visit www.stagecoachbus.com

Rail services: 0845 0000125.

Police

Call 101 for non-emergency calls, available 24 hours a day.

Utilities

Electricity: 0800 1954141.

Gas leaks: 0800 111999.

Water: 0845 746220.

Environment

Floodline: 0845 9881188.

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