There are a range of issues that you may want to report. The table below is not extensive but is intended to assist you in reporting to the proper authority. If you have an issue that is not included below and are unsure who to report to, try using an internet search engine to find the answer or use the contact page and we will try to help.
Please always call 999 to report emergencies such as when a crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.
Reporting the issues below directly is the fastest way to get results. If you are unable to use online reporting tools then there may be contact details on the webpages as well but if you are unable to report the problem yourself you can contact the Parish Council Clerk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Issue to report||Who it should be reported to||link to the website and other contact information|
|Police matters, vandalism and crimes that are not urgent. Although you may not see any immediate result, it is important to always report criminal activity to the police as it helps them to allocate resources in the future and notice patterns which could help them to prevent further crimes.||Dorset Police||https://www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online/|
|Problems on roads, pavements, roadside verges and rights of way. Including but not limited to; trees or dead animals on the road/verge, pot holes, flooding, debris and litter.||Dorset Council||https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/roads-highways-maintenance/report-a-problem-on-the-road-or-pavement.aspx|
|Emergency problems on roads, pavements, roadside verges and rights of way. An emergency on the highway is defined as something that will cause, or has already caused, damage to a person or property.||Dorset Council||Please call 01305 221020 (only in an emergency).|
|A problem with your household bins including requesting replacement bins or assistance in moving your bins.||Dorset Council||https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/bins-recycling-and-litter/report-a-bin-problem/report-a-bin-problem.aspx|
|Planning enforcement (unauthorised development).||Dorset Council||https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/planning-buildings-land/planning/planning-enforcement.aspx|
|Power cut.||Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks||Please call 105 to be put through.|
|Gas leak or emergency.||National Gas Emergency Service||Please call 0800 111 999|
|Street lighting on the A31 or A35 west of Bere Regis trunk roads.||Highways England||Email: email@example.com|
Tel: 0300 123 5000
|Street lighting on other public roads.||SSE||http://www.lightsonindorset.co.uk/Public/Default.aspx|
Telephone: 0800 068 4145
|Damage to telephone poles or cables.||Openreach||0800 023 2023 (option 1)|