Emergency contacts in Lincolnshire

Call 999 emergency for Police, Ambulance or Fire Service

When you ring 999, the BT operator will ask you which emergency service you require and the number you are calling from. If you request Police in the Lincolnshire area you will be transferred to the HQ in Nettleham. When the operator transfers your call to Lincolnshire Police they will inform the call taker of the telephone number you are calling from. The call taker will ask you the location of the emergency and what the emergency is. They will then take your details.

Call NHS 111 when it’s less urgent than 999

111 is a new urgent 24-7 telephone service making it easier for you to access local health services. If you’re in Lincolnshire, you can now call 111 free when you need help fast and can’t wait for a GP appointment, but it isn’t a 999 emergency.

Call Police 101 when it’s less urgent than 999

The Lincolnshire Police non emergency number is 101. This is also a 24 hour service. If you ring Lincolnshire Police between 8am and 10pm, your call is answered by a switchboard operator, outside of these hours your call will be answered by a call taker. You can report crimes or help police with information using 101, or you can do it anonymously by calling charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Contact the Environment Agency Floodline on 0845 988 1188 (24 hour service).

Animal Health

(e.g. Avian Influenza / Bluetongue) Contact DEFRA on 01522 529951 or if out of hours call the Nightline on 07623 937316.

Animal Movements

Contact Trading Standards on 01522 552490 (includes Out of Hours Animal Health Callout System)

Major Accident Hazards, Pipelines, Radiation

Contact the Lincolnshire County Council Emergency Planning Unit on 01522 582224

Trading Standards

Call 01522 782 020 or call Consumer Direct on 08454 040506

Social Services

Contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01522 782333 (out of office hours only)
Monday to Thursday – from 5pm to 8.45am the following morning.
From 4.45pm on Friday through to 8.45am the following Monday morning.
All day (24 hours) on Bank Holidays.

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