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Emergency contacts

West Mercia Police

  • Emergencies: dial 999*
  • Non-emergencies: dial 0300 333 3000 or 101
  • Minicom helpline: dial 08456 000 303

*Only use 999 and ask for the police if:

  • There's a danger to life or risk of injury
  • A crime is in progress and the offender's still at the scene or has only just left
  • Immediate police attendance is necessary, such as when a crime is obviously about to be committed

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service

  • Emergencies: dial 999*
  • Non-emergencies: dial (01743) 260200

*Only use 999 and ask for the fire service if:

  • You discover a fire or are involved in a fire
  • You discover a trapped person or if you become trapped
  • You discover a spillage or leakage of harmful chemicals

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

  • Emergencies: dial 999*
  • Non-emergency: (01743) 273649
  • Minicom: (01743) 344642

*Dial 999 and ask for the ambulance service in a medical emergency only.

NHS Direct


Emergency planning

Our Emergency Planning Unit may be able to offer advice about dealing with a major emergency and can be contacted on 0345 678 9000.