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Copeland's Christmas arrangements

COPELAND Council has shared some useful information about its services over the festive period.


Its office opening hours at Millom and Whitehaven are:

  • December 23: close at 1pm
  • December 24 to January 2: closed
  • January 3: offices will reopen at 9am



Eight of the council's car parks are free on Saturdays and Sundays, and after 3pm on weekdays, until (and including) Monday, January 2.

The car parks are: School House Lane, Senhouse Street, Whitehaven Sports Centre, The Beacon Museum and North Shore (all Whitehaven), Chapel Street and Beck Green (Egremont), and St Bees Foreshore


Recycling and waste collections

In the week leading up to Christmas, collections are as normal.

In the week beginning December 26, all collections will be one day later than normal. This includes collections scheduled for December 30 being collected on Saturday December 31.


Distington Hall Crematorium

  • December 23: close at 1pm
  • December 24 to 27: closed
  • December 28 to 30: open
  • December 31 to January 2: closed
  • The crematorium office will reopen at 9am on January 3.
  • The Chapel of Remembrance is open from 9am until 4pm every day throughout the Christmas period.


The Beacon Museum

  • December 24 to 28: closed
  • December 29 and 30 open and FREE to everyone from 11am until 4pm
  • December 31 to Jan 2: closed
  • The museum reopens at 10am on January 3.



Out-of-hours numbers for emergencies:

  • Dangerous structures: 01946 598307
  • Issues relating to homelessness and domestic abuse support: 01946 598300
  • Flooding, sandbags requests for residential properties and serious food safety incidents: 01946 598300 (or email for sandbags).


Click here to see a poster showing Copeland council's Christmas arrangements: