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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
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
Environment Agency FloodLine
Environment Agency website: current flood warnings
0345 988 1188
Penrith 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 Leak (Nationalgrid Emergencies) 0800 111 999
No Electricity (Electricity Northwest) 0800 195 4141
No water or dirty water (United Utilities) 0345 672 3723
No water or poor pressure (Northumbrian Water) 0345 717 1100
Homelessness - Out of hours 0800 358 1401
Local Radio
BBC Radio Cumbria website
01228 592 444
Traffic News - report an incident 0330 123 0184
Highway problems hotline 0300 303 2992
Emergency Planning
Penrith Fire Station, Carleton Avenue, Penrith
CA10 2FA
01768 812500

Preparing for Emergencies

See the 'Emergencies in Cumbria' website