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Christmas and New Year opening times

As part of our continued drive to reduce costs, we are focusing on providing essential services for people who need them most between Christmas and New Year.

Non-essential services will close at 5pm on Friday 22 December
Normal services will resume from Tuesday 2 January 2018

Emergency out of hours

You will still be able to contact the Council throughout the holiday period. You can contact either of these 24-hour contact centres:

  • Customer Service Centre - 0345 8 506 506

  • Social Care Direct - 0345 8 503 503


  Friday
22 Dec
Saturday
23 Dec
Sunday
24 Dec
Monday
25 Dec
Tuesday
26 Dec
Wednesday
27 Dec
Thursday
28 Dec
Friday
29 Dec
Saturday
30 Dec
Sunday
31 Dec
Monday
1 Jan
Wakefield8am – 5pm8am – 4pm9am – 4pmClosedClosed8am – 5pm8am – 5pm8am – 5pm8am – 4pm9am – 4pmClosed
Glasshoughton8am – 5pm8am – 4pm9am – 4pmClosedClosed8am – 5pm8am – 5pm8am – 5pm8am – 4pm9am – 4pmClosed
South Kirkby8am – 5pm8am – 4pm9am – 4pmClosedClosed8am – 5pm8am – 5pm8am – 5pm8am – 4pm9am – 4pmClosed

  Friday
22 Dec
Saturday
23 Dec
Sunday
24 Dec
Monday
25 Dec
Tuesday
26 Dec
Wednesday
27 Dec
Thursday
28 Dec
Friday
29 Dec
Saturday
30 Dec
Sunday
31 Dec
Monday
1 Jan
Pontefract Swimming Pool7am-8:30pm8am-12noonClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
Featherstone Sports Complex Pool
7am-7:30pm Complex
7:30am- 9pm
Pool
8am-12pm Complex
9am-12noon
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
Normanton Leisure7am-8:30pm8am-12noonClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
Sun Lane Leisure6:30am-9:45pm8:30am-12noonClosedClosedClosed9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pmClosedClosedClosed
Thornes Park Stadium7:15am-9:30pm8:30am-12noonClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed

Pugneys Friday
22 Dec
Saturday
23 Dec
Sunday
24 Dec
Monday
25 Dec
Tuesday
26 Dec
Wednesday
27 Dec
Thursday
28 Dec
Friday
29 Dec
Saturday
30 Dec
Sunday
31 Dec
Monday
1 Jan
Visitor Centre9am-4pm9am-4pm9am-4pmClosedClosed9am-4pm9am-4pm9am-4pm9am-4pm9am-4pmClosed
Gates and Car Park9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm

  Tuesday 19 Dec Wednesday20 Dec Thursday 21 Dec Friday
22 Dec
Saturday
23 Dec
Sunday
24 Dec
Monday
25 Dec
Tuesday
26 Dec
Wednesday
27 Dec
Thursday
28 Dec
Friday
29 Dec
Saturday
30 Dec
Sunday
31 Dec
Monday
1 Jan
Castleford Market Hall8:30am – 5pm 8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30 am – 5pm8am – 2pmClosedClosed 8:30am – 1pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pmClosedClosed
Outdoor Market8:30am – 4pm8:30am – 4pm8:30am – 4pm8:30am -4pm8:30am -4pm8am – 2pmClosedClosedClosed 8:30am -4pm8:30am -4pm8:30am -4pmClosedClosed
Pontefract Market Hall8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am  – 5pm8am – 2pmClosedClosed8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pmClosedClosed
Outdoor MarketClosed8:30am -4pm8:30am -4pm8:30am -4pm8:30am -4pmClosedClosedClosed8:30am -4pmClosed8:30am -4pm8:30am -4pmClosedClosed
Wakefield Market Hall8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pmClosedClosedClosed8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pmClosedClosed
Outdoor MarketClosedClosed 8:30am – 4pm8:30am – 4pm8:30am – 4pmClosedClosedClosedClosed 8:30am – 4pm8:30am – 4pm8:30am – 4pmClosedClosed
Normanton Market8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pmClosedClosedClosed8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pm8:30am – 5pmClosedClosed
Outdoor Market 8:30am – 4pmClosedClosedClosed 8:30am – 4pmClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed 8:30am – 4pmClosedClosed
Ossett Outdoor Market8:30am – 4pmClosedClosed8:30am – 4pm 8:30am – 4pmClosedClosedClosedClosed Closed8:30am – 4pmClosed ClosedClosed
Flea Market8:30am – 3.30pmClosedClosed8:30am – 3:30pm Closed ClosedClosedClosedClosed Closed8:30am – 3:30pm ClosedClosedClosed
South Elmsall Market 8:30am – 3:30pm Closed 8:30am – 3.30pm 8:30am – 3:30pm 8:30am – 3:30pm ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed 8:30am – 3:30pm 8:30am – 3:30pm ClosedClosed

  Friday
22 Dec
Saturday
23 Dec
Sunday
24 Dec
Monday
25 Dec
Tuesday
26 Dec
Wednesday
27 Dec
Thursday
28 Dec
Friday
29 Dec
Saturday
30 Dec
Sunday
31 Dec
Monday
1 Jan
All Libraries9am – 5pm9am – 4pmClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
Pontefract Castle8:30am - 4:30pm9:30am - 4:30pm9:30am - 4:30pmClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed 9:30am - 4:30pm9:30am - 4:30pmClosed
Sandal Castle siteOpen - Car park open 8:30am - 5:30pm
Castleford Museum9am – 5pm9am – 4pmClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
Pontefract Museum10am – 4:30pm10:30am – 4:30pmClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed Closed ClosedClosed
Wakefield Museums9am – 5pm9am – 4pmClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed

  Friday
22 Dec
Saturday
23 Dec
Sunday
24 Dec
Monday
25 Dec
Tuesday
26 Dec
Wednesday
27 Dec
Thursday
28 Dec
Friday
29 Dec
Saturday
30 Dec
Sunday
31 Dec
Monday
1 Jan
Bereavement Services Office9am – 3:30pmClosedClosedClosedClosed9am – 4:30pm9am – 4:30pm9am – 4pmClosedClosedClosed
Wakefield and PontefractCrematoria 9am – 3:30pm Main Building Closed Grounds and Chapel of Remembrance
Open 9am – 4pm
Main Building Closed Grounds and Chapel of Remembrance
Open 9am – 4pm
Main Building Closed Grounds and Chapel of Remembrance
Open 9am – 4pm
Main Building Closed Grounds and Chapel of Remembrance
Open 9am – 4pm
9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 4pm Main Building Closed Grounds and Chapel of Remembrance
Open 9am – 4pm
Main Building Closed Grounds and Chapel of Remembrance
Open 9am – 4pm
Main Building Closed Grounds and Chapel of Remembrance
Open 9am – 4pm
*On-call team available between 9am-10am (Emergency Burials and Out of England Orders

  Friday
22 Dec
Saturday
23 Dec
Sunday
24 Dec
Monday
25 Dec
Tuesday
26 Dec
Wednesday
27 Dec
Thursday
28 Dec
Friday
29 Dec
Saturday
30 Dec
Sunday
31 Dec
Monday
1 Jan
Wakefield and Pontefract9am - 4:30pm9am - 12:30pmClosedClosedClosed9am - 4:30pm9am - 4:30pm9am - 4:30pm9am - 12:30pmClosedClosed
Urgent burial or Out of England orders *9am - 4:30pm9am - 12:30pm9am - 10am9am - 10am9am - 10am9am - 4:30pm9am - 4:30pm9am - 4:30pm9am - 12:30pm9am - 10am9am - 10am
Emergency cover for Marriages or Civil Partnerships by Registrar General's Licence **24 hours24 hours24 hours24 hours24 hours24 hours24 hours24 hours24 hours24 hours24 hours

* Please note that the emergency cover is for emergency burials and Out of England orders only.

** In addition to the above arrangements emergency on-call is available at all times for urgent Marriages or Civil Partnerships by Registrar Generals Licence.

Emergency number: 0345 8 506 506


Friday
22 Dec
Saturday
23 Dec
Sunday
24 Dec
Monday
25 Dec
Tuesday
26 Dec
Wednesday
27 Dec
Thursday
28 Dec
Friday
29 Dec
Saturday
30 Dec
Sunday
31 Dec
Monday
1 Jan
8:30am – 5pm ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed

  Friday
22 Dec
Saturday
23 Dec
Sunday
24 Dec
Monday
25 Dec
Tuesday
26 Dec
Wednesday
27 Dec
Thursday
28 Dec
Friday
29 Dec
Saturday
30 Dec
Sunday
31 Dec
Monday
1 Jan
Wakefield One Customer Access Point7am – 5pmClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
Wakefield County Hall7am – 5pmClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
Wakefield Town Hall7am – 5pmClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed

Wakefield Town Hall is open for Registrars only 23 Dec and 27 - 30 Dec