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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 21 December
Normal services will resume from Wednesday 2 January 2019

Contact us online

You can access a range of Council services by registering for MyAccount at www.wakefield.gov.uk/myaccount

Emergency out of hours

In an emergency you can contact either of these 24-hour contact centres:

  • Customer Service Centre - 0345 8 506 506

  • Social Care Direct - 0345 8 503 503


  Fri 21
Dec
Sat 22
Dec
Sun 23
Dec
Mon 24
Dec
Tue 25
Dec
Wed 26
Dec
Thu 27
Dec
Fri 28
Dec
Sat 29
Dec
Sun 30
Dec
Mon 31
Dec
Tue 1
Jan
Wed 2
Jan
Wakefield8am-
5pm
8am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
8am-
5pm
ClosedClosed8am-
5pm
8am-
5pm
8am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
8am-
5pm
Closed8am-
5pm
Glasshoughton8am-
5pm
8am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
8am-
5pm
ClosedClosed8am-
5pm
8am-
5pm
8am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
8am-
5pm
Closed8am-
5pm
South Kirkby 8am-
5pm
8am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
8am-
5pm
ClosedClosed8am-
5pm
8am-
5pm
8am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
8am-
5pm
Closed8am-
5pm

  Fri 21
Dec
Sat 22
Dec
Sun 23
Dec
Mon 24
Dec
Tue 25
Dec
Wed 26
Dec
Thu 27
Dec
Fri 28
Dec
Sat 29
Dec
Sun 30
Dec
Mon 31
Dec
Tue 1
Jan
Wed 2
Jan
Pontefract
Swimming
Pool
7am-
9:30pm
8am-
4pm
8am-
2:30pm
Closed Closed ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed7am-
9:30pm
Featherstone
Sports
Complex
7am-
9:15pm
8am-
4pm
8am-
1pm
Closed ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed7am-
9:15pm
Minsthorpe
Leisure
8am-
8pm
8am-
2pm
8am-
2pm
8am-
2pm
ClosedClosed8am-
2pm
8am-
2pm
8am-
2pm
8am-
2pm
8am-
2pm
Closed 8am-
9pm
Normanton
Leisure
7am-
9:30pm
8am-
4pm
8am-
2:30pm
Closed ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed7am-
9:30pm
Sun Lane
Leisure
6:30am-
9:30pm
8:30am-
5:30pm
8:30am-
5:30pm
8am-
2pm
ClosedClosed9:30am-
4pm
9:30-
4pm
8:30am-
5:30pm
8:30am-
5:30pm
8am-
2pm
Closed 6:30am-
9:30pm
Thornes
Park
Stadium
7:15am-
9pm
8:30am-
5:30pm
8:30am-
1:30pm
Closed ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed7:15am-
9pm

Pugneys

  Fri 21
Dec
Sat 22
Dec
Sun 23
Dec
Mon 24
Dec
Tue 25
Dec
Wed 26
Dec
Thu 27
Dec
Fri 28
Dec
Sat 29
Dec
Sun 30
Dec
Mon 31
Dec
Tue 1
Jan
Wed 2
Jan
Centre 9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
2pm
ClosedClosed9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4:30pm
Closed9am-
4:30pm
Café​9am-
4pm
​​9am-
4pm
​​9am-
4pm
​Closed​Closed​Closed​​9:30am-
4pm
​​​9:30am-
4pm
​​​9:30am-
4pm
​​​9:30am-
4pm
​​​9:30am-
4pm
​Closed​​9am-
4pm
Car Park7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm

City of Wakefield Golf Course

Fri 21
Dec
Sat 22
Dec
Sun 23
Dec
Mon 24
Dec
Tue 25
Dec
Wed 26
Dec
Thu 27
Dec
Fri 28
Dec
Sat 29
Dec
Sun 30
Dec
Mon 31
Dec
Tue 1
Jan
Wed 2
Jan
6:30am-
7pm
6:30am-
6pm
6:30am-
6pm
6:45am-
3pm
Closed9am-
1pm
6:45am-
4:30pm
6:45am-
4:30pm
6:45am-
4:30pm
6:45am-
4:30pm
6:45am-
3pm
9am-
1pm
6:30am-
7pm

  Fri 21
Dec
Sat 22
Dec
Sun 23
Dec
Mon 24
Dec
Tue 25
Dec
Wed 26
Dec
Thu 27
Dec
Fri 28
Dec
Sat 29
Dec
Sun 30
Dec
Mon 31
Dec
Tue 1
Jan
Wed 2
Jan
Castleford Market Hall8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
10am-
4pm
7am-
5pm
ClosedClosed8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
Closed8:30am-
5pm
Closed8:30am-
1pm
Outdoor Market8:30am-
4pm
8:30am-
4pm
10am-
4pm
8:30am-
4pm
ClosedClosed8:30am-
4pm
8:30am-
4pm
8:30am-
4pm
Closed8:30am-
4pm
ClosedClosed
Pontefract Market Hall8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
10am-
4pm
8:30am-
5pm
ClosedClosed8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
Closed8:30am-
5pm
Closed8:30am-
5pm
Outdoor Market9am-
4pm
8:30am-
4pm
Closed9am-
4pm
ClosedClosedClosed 8:30am-
4pm
8:30am-
4pm
ClosedClosedClosed8:30am-
4pm
Wakefield Outdoor Market 9am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosed9am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosed
Normanton Market8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
Closed8:30am-
5pm
ClosedClosed8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
Closed8:30am-
5pm
Closed8:30am-
5pm
Outdoor MarketClosed8:30am-
4pm
Closed9am-
4pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosed8:30am-
4pm
Closed ClosedClosedClosed
Ossett Outdoor Market8:30am-
4pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed8:30am-
4pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
Flea Market8:30am-
3pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed8:30am-
3pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
South Elmsall Market8:30am-
3pm
8:30am-
3pm
Closed9am-
3pm
ClosedClosedClosed8:30am-
3pm
8:30am-
3pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosed

  Fri 21
Dec
Sat 22
Dec
Sun 23
Dec
Mon 24
Dec
Tue 25
Dec
Wed 26
Dec
Thu 27
Dec
Fri 28
Dec
Sat 29
Dec
Sun 30
Dec
Mon 31
Dec
Tue 1
Jan
Wed 2
Jan
All Libraries Open as
normal
Open as
normal
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed Open as
normal
Pontefract Castle8:30am-
4:30pm
9:30am-
4:30pm
9:30am-
4:30pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed8:30am-
4:30pm
Sandal Castle
Open site - car park accessible 9am-5:30pm
Castleford Museum9:30am-
5pm
9:30am-
4pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
Pontefract Museum10am-
4:30pm
10:30am-
4:30pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed10am-
4:30pm
Wakefield Museums9am-
5pm
9am-
4pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed9am-
7pm

  Fri 21
Dec
Sat 22
Dec
Sun 23
Dec
Mon 24
Dec
Tue 25
Dec
Wed 26
Dec
Thu 27
Dec
Fri 28
Dec
Sat 29
Dec
Sun 30
Dec
Mon 31
Dec
Tue 1
Jan
Wed 2
Jan
Bereavement Services Office9am-
4:30pm
ClosedClosed9am-
3pm
ClosedClosed9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4:30pm
ClosedClosed9am-
3:30pm
Closed9am-
4:30pm
Wakefield and Pontefract Crematoria
Main
building
9am-
4:30pm
ClosedClosed9am-
3pm
ClosedClosed9am-
5pm
9am-
5pm
ClosedClosed9am-
3pm
Closed9am-
5pm
Grounds and
Chapel
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
9am-
3pm
9am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
9am-
5pm
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
9am-
3pm
9am-
4pm
9am-
5pm

  Fri 21
Dec
Sat 22
Dec
Sun 23
Dec
Mon 24
Dec
Tue 25
Dec
Wed 26
Dec
Thu 27
Dec
Fri 28
Dec
Sat 29
Dec
Sun 30
Dec
Mon 31
Dec
Tue 1
Jan
Wed 2
Jan
Wakefield and
Pontefract
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
12:30pm
Closed9am-
4:30pm
ClosedClosed9am-
4:30pm
9am-
7pm
9am-
12:30pm
Closed9am-
4:30pm
Closed9am-
4:30pm
Urgent burial or Out of England orders *​
 9am-
4:30pm
9am-
12:30pm
9am-
10am
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
10am
9am-
10am
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
7pm
9am-
12:30pm
9am-
10am
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
10am
9am-
4:30pm
Emergency cover for Marriages or Civil Partnerships by Registrar General's Licence **
 24
hours
24
hours
24
hours
24
hours
24
hours
24
hours
24
hours
24
hours
24
hours
24
hours
24
hours
24
hours
24
hours

* Emergency cover is for emergency burials and Out of England orders only
** Additionly, emergency on-call is available at all times for urgent Marriages or Civil Partnerships by Registrar Generals Licence
Emergency number: 0345 8 506 506


Fri 21
Dec
Sat 22
Dec
Sun 23
Dec
Mon 24
Dec
Tue 25
Dec
Wed 26
Dec
Thu 27
Dec
Fri 28
Dec
Sat 29
Dec
Sun 30
Dec
Mon 31
Dec
Tue 1
Jan
Wed 2
Jan
8:30am-
5pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed8:30am-
5pm

  Fri 21
Dec
Sat 22
Dec
Sun 23
Dec
Mon 24
Dec
Tue 25
Dec
Wed 26
Dec
Thu 27
Dec
Fri 28
Dec
Sat 29
Dec
Sun 30
Dec
Mon 31
Dec
Tue 1
Jan
Wed 2
Jan
Wakefield One8:30am-
5pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed8:30am-
5pm
County Hall8am-
6pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed8am-
6pm
Town Hall8am-
6pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed8am-
6pm

Wakefield Town Hall is open for Registrars only on 22, 24, 27, 28, 29 and 31 December