Useful contacts

Useful Contacts Details and Further Information

 

Useful contact details and where to find more information:

 

Call the Environment Agency incident hotline to report:

 

 damage or danger to the natural environment

 

 pollution to water or land

 

 poaching or illegal fishing

 

 dead fish or fish gasping for air

 

 watercourses blocked by a vehicle or fallen tree causing risk of flooding

 

 flooding from main rivers or the sea

 

 illegal dumping of hazardous waste or large amounts of industrial waste

 

 incidents at Environment Agency-regulated waste sites

 

 illegal removals from watercourses

 

 unusual changes in river flow

 

 collapsed or badly damaged river or canal banks

 

Incident hotline

 

Telephone: 0800 80 70 60

24-hour service

 

Lincolnshire County Council have a useful page on who to contact in the case of flooding from different sources:

http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/residents/transport-travel-and-roads/highway-maintenance/flooding-drains-and-gullies/37000.article

 

 

Internal Drainage Boards tend to cover larger drains, to find out which one covers your area see this map with contact details:

http://www.ada.org.uk/idb_members_map.html

 

 

For navigation related issues please contact Canal and Rivers Trust:

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/contact-us/contacting-us-in-an-emergency

 

To report excessive weed growth on the Lower Witham Canal and Rivers Trust also run a Weed Watch:

 

Need to know if you live in a high flood risk area, what abstractions have been licensed nearby, air pollution records, etc? Check out ‘What’s in Your Backyard’:

http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/wiyby/

 

Want to view Water Framework Directive data from specific catchments? Take a look at the ‘Catchment Data Explorer’ tool:

http://environment.data.gov.uk/catchment-planning/

 

Need a specific dataset? Have a look in the Environment Agency’s geostore, most of it is FREE and there is no need to register in order to access it.  Some datasets will require a registration though:

http://www.geostore.com/environment-agency/

 

Still can’t find the data you need? Try contacting the Environment Agency’s enquiries team on: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

 

Natural England also manage a great website called MAGIC, which showcases data about the natural environment in the form of an interactive map:

http://www.magic.gov.uk/

 

Want to know what our local water company are doing to protect the environment? See Anglian Water’s ‘what we are doing’ page for useful documents:

http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/environment/our-commitment/our-plans/

 

Anglian Water have a handy map showing what works they are undertaking across the region, just pop your postcode in:

http://inyourarea.digdat.co.uk/AnglianWater#

 

Want to explore our lovely rivers but not sure about public access? This interactive access map by Lincolnshire County Council is really useful:

http://row.lincolnshire.gov.uk/map.aspx?act=Walking

 

If you want to report any issues, wildlife sightings, etc then a grid reference is essential! This website is an easy way of finding your site and getting a full grid reference:

http://gridreferencefinder.com/gmap.php

 

Lincolnshire Rivers Trust

Registered Charity: 1157922

lincsrivers@gmail.com