This page is designed to provide information and links to advice in times of major accidents or incidents.
Major accidents or other incidents could occur at any time. It is important that everyone is prepared to react to such circumstances. The responsibility for emergency and contingency planning rests with Durham County Council and its partners. You can access what the County Council is doing by visiting their website via this link.
Whether you are a householder, a business or a community, it’s important to plan ahead to avoid being caught out in emergencies. Find out what is in place to minimise the risks posed by emergency situations and what help and advice is available.
The County Council offers advice for various groups and you can access this via the following links:
Key telephone numbers
Police, non emergency – 101
Emergency services, police, ambulance and fire brigade – 999
Power cut reporting– 105
Coxhoe Medical Practice – 0191 377 0215 and 0191 377 0340.
Homeless or facing homelessness – 01388 722 538Power Cut reporting
Emergency social care and child safety concerns 03000 267 979
Community Alarm Service – 03000 262 195
NHS, non emergency – 111
Electricity – If your power supply is interrupted call 0800 668 877.
Gas – if you smell gas contact the National Grid on 0800 111 999.
Water – Call 0800 393 084 for burst water mains or 0800 328 7648 for sewer issues.
Dangerous structures out of hours: 03000 262 195.
Potential evacuation locations in the Parish
In the case of any significant need for localised evacuation venues the following may be available within the parish boundary where advised by the emergency services;
- Active Life Centre, Linden Road, Coxhoe;
- Coxhoe Village Hall, Church Street, Coxhoe; and
- Quarrington Hill Community Centre, Front Street, Quarrington Hill
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