You do not have to pay to use the emergency services for fire, police, ambulance (a vehicle with medical personnel on board) or a lifeboat (when some is in trouble at sea).
You will need enough spoken English to choose the service and give your name and location. You may be asked to stay on line while the emergency services are on their way to you.
For less urgent police matters, telephone 0845 456 4564, which is open 24 hours a day. The telephone operator can arrange for an interpreter it you need one. The number for local police stations is 01202 222222.
For more information on emergency services in our area, please view the following websites: