Environment Incident Reporting

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
  • 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


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Report waste crime

You can report waste crime anonymously to Crimestoppers, eg dumping large amounts of waste illegally.

Report crime online
Telephone: 0800 555 111
24-hour service

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The Guardian

The Guardian newspaper has a great Voluntary Sector online network which you can join for free.  This will enable you to take part in online forums with national and international experts, contribute to discussions and benefit from the knowledge of others.  The paper also publishes news from the sector.

If you are employing staff at a mid to high level then the Guardian is a good place to advertise charity jobs.

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Third Sector – online magazine

The Third Sector website has a wealth of useful information for the charity sector; from advertising jobs in the sector to being a “go to” website for current news on the sector.  It’s worth considering advertising here if you are looking to employ in the sector since many people subscribe to receive job updates.

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The Charity Commission

The Charity Commission is the independent regulator for charities in England and Wales. Its overall mission is to ensure that charities work effectively amongst society for the benefit of the public.  Their website has recently moved to be hosted by government.

This is where you will go to set up a charity and there is also a wealth of information on organisational structures, regulation and guidance for trustees.

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National Council for Voluntary Organisations

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has a huge bank of resources for the voluntary sector called KnowHow Nonprofit.  Organisations with an income of less than £30,000 are currently eligible for free membership of NCVO which will enable you to use their video training and trustee recruitment services.  Well worth joining up.

There is some training information available even without joining up at the KnowHow Nonprofit part of their site.

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