Local useful numbers

Am I in Wolverhampton (West Midlands) or South Staffordshire?

Look for road name signs. Wolverhampton’s road name signs are generally white with large black lettering, whereas South Staffordshire’s are narrower, with white lettering on a green back ground.

Emergency Services

  • In an emergency call 999.
  • Police non-emergency:
    101, or
    0345 113 5000 in West Midlands – website
    0300 123 4455 in Staffordshire – website
  • Fire Brigade non-emergency enquiries:
    0845 500 0900 in West Midlands – website
    0845 122 1155 in Staffordshire – website
  • Ambulance non-urgent care:
    111 or 0845 4647 – website
    non-emergency general enquiries:
    01384 215555 (not for health problems) – website

Utilities

  • Smell Gas:
    0800 111 999 – website
  • Electricity Emergency:
    0800 404 090 for overhead power lines – website
    0800 328 1111 for local power issues – website
  • Water Emergency
    0800 783 4444  for Severn Trent in Wolverhampton – website
    0800 389 1011 for South Staffs Water – website
    – note Severn Trent also deal with sewer and drainage in South Staffordshire.

Councils:

  • Wolverhampton City Council: 01902 551155 – website
  • Staffordshire County Council: 0300 111 8000 – website
  • South Staffordshire District Council: 01902 696000 – website
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