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Emergency telephone numbers

The 'out-of-hours' Council emergency telephone number is 01768 212499.

The 'out-of-hours' emergency service telephone puts you in touch with our duty officer.

Other emergency telephone numbers and useful links

Service Telephone Number
Life or Death Situations to contact:
  • Fire
  • Police
  • Ambulance
  • Coastguard
  • Mountain Rescue
  • Cave Rescue
Operator will connect you.
Free from Mobile or Landline.
Your Location is passed on to operator.
112 is now used in all European Union countries.
999
or
112
Penrith Police - Non-Emergency
Cumbria Constabulary website
101
ACT Action Counters Terrorism
Counter Terrorism Policing
0800 789 321
Anti-Terrorist Freephone
Security Service website
0800 789 321
or
020 7930 9000
Crimestoppers
Crimestoppers' website
0800 555 111
Environment Agency incident hotline to report:
  • Damage or danger to the natural environment
  • Pollution
  • Poaching
  • Risks to wildlife
  • Fish in distress
  • Illegal dumping of hazardous waste
  • Flood incidents (for reporting flooding only)
Call free, 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week
Report an environmental incident
0800 80 70 60
Flood information service
Flood warnings for England on GOV.UK
0345 988 1188
Penrith Community Hospital
Bridge Lane, Penrith, CA11 8HX
01768 245 300
Cumberland Infirmary
Newtown Road, Carlisle, CA2 7HY
01228 523 444
Westmorland General Hospital
Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7RG
01539 732 288
Gas emergencies on National Grid website 0800 111 999
Electricity emergencies on National Grid website 0800 40 40 90
Power cuts on Electricity Northwest website 105
Water supply emergencies on United Utilities website 0345 672 3723
No water or poor pressure on Northumbrian Water website 0345 717 1100
Homelessness on Eden Housing Association website 0800 358 1401
Local Radio
BBC Radio Cumbria website
01228 592 444
Traffic News - report an incident 0330 123 0184
Report a fault on the highway on Cumbria County Council's website 0300 303 2992
Emergency Planning
Penrith Fire Station, Carleton Avenue, Penrith CA10 2FA
01768 812500

Preparing for Emergencies

See preparing for emergencies on Cumbria County Council's website.