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Emergency services in Leicester

In times of severe weather, power loss or flooding, you could need the county's emergency services.

Print out and keep this list of local contacts to hand.

Emergency services

Leicester Constabulary: 0116 222 2222

Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue: 0116 287 2241

East Midlands Ambulance Service: 0115 884 5000

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance: 0844 800 5710

Leicestershire County Council: 0116 232 3232

Rutland County Council: 01572 722577

Leicester City Council: 0116 252 7000

Always dial 999 in case of an emergency

Power and supplies

Severn Trent

0800 783 4444 (24-hr emergencies)

Gas (emergency)

0800 111 999

National Floodline

0845 988 1188


University Hospitals of Leicester: Glenfield, Leicester General, and Leicester Royal Infirmary

0300 303 1573

NHS Leicestershire County and Rutland

0116 295 7500

NHS Direct (24 hour)

0845 4647


East Midlands Trains

08457 125678

National rail enquiries

08457 48 49 50 (Minicom 0845 60 50 600)

East Midlands Airport

0871 919 9000

National Express

0845 600 7245

Traveline East Midlands

0871 200 22 33

Leicester City Council school transport
0116 252 7802

Leicestershire County Council school transport
0116 305 8777

Rutland County Council school transport
01572 722577

Agencies and medical emergencies

Preparing For Emergencies - UK Government website

Advice for individuals, families and businesses on all sorts of risks including flooding, fire, pandemic flu and terrorism

Environment Agency

Advice about flooding and pollution issues

Met Office

Forecast advice and severe weather warnings


Latest UK weather and flood warnings

Department of Health

Latest advice about Pandemic Flu, who would be at risk, alert phases and latest preparations

Health Protection Agency

Advice about infectious diseases and pollution, flooding and chemical threats


Advice about symptoms, 750 medical conditions and local health services near you. Also has a leaflet about coping with the stress of a major incident

Highways Agency

Advice about roads, traffic and driving in difficult conditions

National Rail

Advice on trains and the UK rail network


Advice about safety and prevention of accidents at home, leisure, schools, on the roads and in the workplace

Communities and Local Government

Advice about fire safety and prevention

Fire Kills campaign site

Advice about all aspects of fire and specific information about vulnerable people, children, pets, homes and businesses


Control of Major Accident Hazards - advice about chemical storage and leaks, as well all substances like asbestos

Home Office

Advice about terrorism and latest security advice


Information on the current major threats to UK security and security advice

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Advice about security and safety when travelling abroad

Age Concern

The Age Concern website has help and information on a range of issues affecting older people. Factsheets are available to download, along with details of your nearest branch. Call 0800 0099 66 for details (0700-1900 daily)


If you require a dentist out-of-hours, contact your own dentist's number in the first instance. You will then be put through to the duty dentist.


If you require a GP out of hours contact your own GP's number in the first instance. You will then be put through to the emergency doctor on call


If you are concerned about the well-being of an animal, wild or domesticated, please contact the RSPCA Inspectors on 0300 1234 999 (24 hour).

To report lost and found pets in Leicestershire call the Woodside Animal Centre on 0116 224 2434. They also have a 24 hour answering machine service 0116 233 6677.

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