Useful Numbers

IN EMERGENCY:

GAS: 0800 111999
ELECTRIC: 0800 365900
WATER: 0845 6004600
FLOODLINE: 0845 9881188(for information and advice regarding flood warnings). 0800 807060 (to report a flood or pollution incident) 24 hours.

DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL FLOOD TEAM  01305 221000 (CONTACT West Dorset District Council during emergencies 01305 251010)

DORSET HIGHWAYS DCC. 01305 251000 – CALL CENTRE WILL CONFIRM OUT OF HOURS NUMBER.

HIGHWAYS AGENCY 0300 1235000  CONNECT  0300 1235000
POLUTION: 0800 807060

BRIDPORT POLICE STATION: 01308 422266 9.a.m.-9.p.m. 999 or for non emergency 101
WEST DORSET DISTRICT COUNCIL: 01305 251010 9.a.m – 5.p.m. same number for out of hours.
DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL: 01305 221000 9.a.m. – 5 p.m.
DEFRA: Department for environment, food and rural affairs: 0845 9335577

HEALTH:

Bridport Community Hospital: 01308 422 371
Dorset County Hospital: 01305 251150
Bridport Medical Centre: 01308 421896
Dorset GP Service. Out of Hours Emergencies: 0845 6001013
NHS Direct: 0845 4647
Dental Services. Out of Hours Emergency: 0845 7010401

HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS:

Main A35 Trunk Road – Holes, loose drain covers, obscured signs, defective street lighting, etc.,
A35 Highways Agency Maintenance-Connect. Tel: 01404 823381

All other Roads Dorset County Council:
Call Dorset Direct on 01305 221000 (7.a.m.-8pm)

Stray livestock, debris or anything on the road that may be hazardous to traffic.

Bridport Police: 01308 422266

Footpaths and footbridges. DCC Rights of Way: 01305 221000

OUT AND ABOUT:

The River Winniford. Nasty smells, sudden colour changing or signs of discharging or dumping of waste pollutants. ENVIRONMENT AGENCY: 0800807060

FLY TIPPING: If you witness fly-tipping taking place try to record any vehicle details. If the tipping presents a hazard to traffic call the Police. Otherwise call West Dorset District Council on 01305 251010 or Emergency No: 01305 230365

LIVESTOCK: If you find dead, injured or stray sheep or cattle try to identify the landowner. National Trust: 01297 561900 or 07747756549. Chideock Manor Estate: 01297 489348

WILDLIFE: Injured or dead wild animals or birds. Bridport Police: 01308 422266
Dorset Police: 01305 222222
R.S.P.C.A. 0870 555999
Dorset Badger Group: 01308 422530

PEST CONTROL: WDDC on 01305 251010

CHIDEOCK LONDIS SHOP (AND POST OFFICE): 01297 489584

ON THE BEACH:

Dead, dying or stranded whales, dolphins, seals, etc.
DOLPHIN STRAND LINE: 01392 274128
DURLSTON COUNTRY PARK; 01929 424443
MARINE COASTGUARD AGENCY: 01305 760439

If you find any suspicious chemical containers, packages or anything that may be unexploded ordnance. DO NOT APPROACH Call POLICE OR MARINE COASTGUARD AGENCY ON 999.

If you see persons or vessels in distress at sea call MARINE COASTGUARD AGENCY ON 999

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