Wakefield Council Christmas opening hours
All non-essential Council services will be closed from 5pm on Christmas Eve and re-open on 2 January while essential services will vary their opening times over the festive period.
Plans are also in place to ensure the roads are gritted and kept
clear, should the wintry weather take a turn for the worse, and staff are on
standby in the event of an emergency.
Staff will be working throughout the holiday to ensure our
residents, who need care at home, in residential care or children’s social
work, are supported over the holiday season.
Andrew Balchin, Corporate
Director for Adults, Health and Communities at Wakefield Council, said: “As in previous years, we will have staff available in
the event of any emergencies or severe weather who can be contacted 24/7
through customer services. Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a
peaceful New Year.”
Here is a handy reference guide
of the operating times and dates.
Town Hall, County Hall
and Wakefield One
Closed from 5pm Christmas Eve
and reopen 9am on 2 January.
- Each household will have received
an updated collection calendar for the festive period and 2020. If you’re
still uncertain, check the Where
I Live page.
- Household Waste Recycling Centres
are open as normal over the festive period, except for Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and New Year's Day, when they will be closed. All our Bring
Sites will be available over the festive period too.
& Pontefract Castle
All libraries, museums and
Pontefract Castle closed from 4pm on 24 December, however, the café and visitor
centre at the castle will close from 23 December.
- Pugneys Country Park:
- Water sports centre and café -
closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January only.
- Car park and park - open as usual.
- City of Wakefield Golf Club - closed Christmas Day. Opening
hours will be different 27 December to 1 January.
- Sun Lane Leisure Centre and
Minsthorpe Leisure Centre –
closed from 12noon on Christmas Eve. They re-open on Friday 27 December
until Tuesday 31 December with different operating hours. They will
be closed again on New Year’s Day before fully re-opening on 2 January.
- Normanton, Featherstone, Thornes
Stadium and Pontefract Pool –
closed from 12pm on Christmas Eve and reopen 2 January.
- Closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
- Wakefield and Pontefract Crematoria
closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day but the grounds and
Chapel of Remembrance will remain open.
- Closes at 3pm on Christmas Eve and
will also be closed on Sunday 29th December, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
- Closes at 3pm on New Year’s Eve and
will be closed on New Year’s Day.
- An on-call team is available
between 9am-10am for emergency burials on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
- Normal working hours apply for all
- All our market sites will be closed
on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
- There will be extra markets throughout December.
Telephone lines remain open 24
hours daily on 0345 8506 506. We would encourage residents to report non-urgent
matters via My Account at https://myaccount.wakefield.gov.uk/
Social Care Direct
Remain available 24 hours daily
on 0345 8 503 503.
All services fully open from
Thursday 2 January 2020.