Public service: Key contacts and information
pharmacy is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-7pm; Saturday, 8am-6pm; Sunday 10am-4pm.
in-store pharmacy is open Monday to Saturday, 8.30am-7pm. Sunday 10am-4pm.
Lowther Street, Whitehaven, is open Monday to Friday, 7am-11pm; Saturday 9am-9pm; Sunday 12pm-8pm.
Market Place, Main Street, is open Monday to Friday, until 6.30pm.
pharmacy, Main Street is open Monday to Friday, until 6pm.
Central Pharmacy – open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday – 8am to 1pm; Sunday – closed
Gosforth Road – open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm. Saturday, 9am-1pm. No Sunday rota.
Wellington Street – Monday to Friday, 5.30-6.30pm.
People not registered with a dentist and who require emergency treatment should call 01228 603900 and then select Option 2. For all dental registration enquiries, please contact Margaret McManus on 01228 602192 or 602193.
In case of e mergencies call: Water: 08457 462 200 (local rate). Gas: 0800 111 999 (free call). Electricity: 0800 195 4141 (free call).
Cumbria County Council hotline gives a direct link for any problems with roads, pavements, street lighting and general highway inquiries: 24 hours a day, seven days a week 0845 6096609.
(01946) 693181 (01229) 772631 (01900) 705000.
Free drop-in sessions offering information, advice and NHS battery exchange (bring your brown book) at Egremont St Mary’s RC Centre, every second Wednesday of the month (10am-noon) and at the United Reformed Church, Market Place, Whitehaven, every second Friday of the month 9.30am-noon. Contact Hugh Stirling (01228) 562691.
(01946) 590688. Allerdale Disability Association: 0845 1299954.
Education, training and information service, Ullswater Stroke Unit, West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, (01946) 590805.
For those affected by rheumatoid arthritis: contact Paul or Clare on 0845 458 3969 or volunteers@ rheumatoid.org.uk
Henderson Suite, West Cumberland Hospital, 8.30am-5pm Mon-Thurs, 8.30am-2pm Friday, tel: 01946 523313.
Friendly social group for anyone affected by cancer. Meets every second Tuesday of the month, 1.30-3.30pm, Howgill Family Centre, Birks Road, Cleator Moor. Tel Enid on 01946 693096 or email patriciam157@ aol.com
For information on autism for children up to 18, contact Juliet Buchanan on 07900 923 900 or email juliet.buchanan@ carlislemencap.co.uk
West Cumbria Depression Support Group meets at Blengdale Daycentre, Bradbury House, Gosforth, third Tuesday every month, at 7.30pm. Call Sheila on 019467 21852 or Joan on 019467 25475. Email: falcon626@ btinternet.com
Have you suffered from domestic violence? Free and confidential advice 07712 117986
West Cumbria Rape Crisis helpline; (01900) 829 729.
Help available for victims of all crimes. (01946) 66207.
Business Against Crime Whitehaven (or BAC W) – retailers, licensees and police working in partnership to reduce all aspects of crime. Contact Business Crime Manager: 077 910 29 516.
Free legal advice on Housing, Employment, Debt, Welfare Rights, Community Care, Discrimination, Education, Public Law and Human Rights. We run outreach sessions in West Cumbria and cover the court duty scheme. 01228 515 129.
Counselling for couples and individuals experiencing relationship problems. (01946) 693035.
Youth and Family Counselling and Support Services. If you are experiencing emotional problems call 07880 707764 or email andrea@ westlakescounselling.co.uk
Youth Group and Sporting Activities, ages 11-18. Evenings, weekends and holidays. 01946 690 404. Website: www.whyp.org.uk.
Advice on a wide range of issues. Old Customs House, Harbourside, Whitehaven 01946 66669. Helpline: 08443 843 843.
Free confidential advice, Shelter Cumbria 0844 5151945. Free Emergency Helpline 0808 800 4444 available 8.00am–midnight.
Cumbria House, New Oxford Street, Workington CA14 2NA. (01900) 607280.
Meets the last Tuesday each month, St Michael’s Church, Workington at 7pm. Contact Beryl Pryde on 01900 825058.
For free and confidential information, advice and support. (01900) 821976.
Free and confidential counselling service. 07071 780761
Call 0844 561 6855 – lines open 9am to 9pm.
To report damage, pollution, flooding, poaching risks to wildlife, flytipping etc 0800 807060. Environment Agency floodline – 0845 988 1188: regularly updated recorded flood warnings. General enquiries: 08708 506 506
Tel: 07565 690533.
May be able to help improve your quality of life if you are blind or partially sighted. (01946) 592474.
A free weekly service for blind and partially-sighted listeners. Call our 24-hour answering service – 01946 595142.
SIGNPOST A 24-hour helpline for families affected by or worried about drugs. 0800 083 8449
Emotional support for anyone experiencing distress or despair. Confidential helpline 24 hours a day. 08457 909090 or (01946) 694266.
Confidential helpline available for all of Cumbria. 0845 769 7555
Nursing care (01900) 705200. General enquiries (01900) 705200
Charity offering information and support in pregnancy, childbirth and early childhood. Contact Jennifer on 07005 801560.
– 01946 693585.
0845 054 8600.
Help, advice and complaints (01768) 891391
Provides a range of services to gay men, lesbians and bisexuals. Helpline (01228) 603075
Tesco, Morrisons and Hensingham Road (Glass, cans, paper and textiles)
Co-op (glass and cans)
central car park (glass, cans, paper and textiles). Thornhill: Mixed glass, cans, paper, cardboard and plastic bottles.
Frizington Road, Frizington (glass, cans, paper and textiles).
car park (glass, cans, paper and textiles). Haverigg Foreshore (glass, cans, paper and textiles).
(glass, cans and paper).
civic site (cans, paper)
Foreshore (glass, cans, paper and textiles).
Foreshore (glass, cans, paper, textiles).
Main Street car park (glass, cans, paper and textiles).
National Park car park (glass, cans, paper and textiles).
For general recycling enquiries call(01946) 852964.