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Last updated 30th June, 2010

BBC Radio Derby- is the local public service broadcaster based in Derby and provides a news and information service on the radio and online in times of crisis or emergency. It also has studios and reporters based in Burton On Trent and Matlock and a studio in Buxton.

Telephone: 01332 616161 (programme on-air), 01332 361111 (reception, office hours)

BBC East Midlands Today has a bureau of Video Journalists based at BBC Derby. Together they provide a very effective way of keeping the public informed. These services exchange information and provide news, weather, travel information and public service information on school closures, events cancellations etc.

Environment Agency- covers the whole of England and Wales.

Our work includes:

• Protecting people from flood
• Working with industry to protect the environment and human health
• Concentrating our effort on higher risk businesses – those that run potentially hazardous operations, or whose performance just isn’t coming up to scratch
• Helping business use resources more efficiently
• Taking action against those who don’t take their environmental responsibilities seriously – every year we bring hundreds of offenders to justice, leading to millions of pounds of fines.
• Looking after wildlife – we complete around 400 projects every year to improve the places where threatened species live.
• Helping people get the most out of their environment, including boaters and anglers. We sell over a million rod licences a year, many to young people coming into the sport for the first time. All the money we raise goes straight back into improving the places people fish.
• Working with farmers to build their role as guardians of the environment, tackling pollution we cannot see as well as adding to the beauty of the countryside.
• Helping to improve the quality of inner city areas and parks by restoring rivers and lakes.
• Influencing and working with government, industry and local authorities to make the environment a priority.

Highways Agency- covers the whole of England, service is delivered through seven ‘regional’ divisions which reflect the boundaries of government offices. Derbyshire is part of the East Midlands Region covering Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.

The Highways Agency’s primary role is the operation, maintenance and improvement of England’s strategic road network; this encompasses a wide range of services and activities:

• Assisting drivers of broken down vehicles and managing other minor incidents
• Management of traffic at major incidents
• Answering Emergency Roadside Telephones
• Setting Variable Message Signs
• Repairing damage to the road infrastructure
• Road improvement schemes
• Construction of new roads

The Highways Agency works closely with other organisations to identify risks which relate to or impact on the operation of our road network and then develop plans and in some cases road improvement schemes to reduce that risk or ensure a timely, coordinated response should the worst happen.

Telephone: 0300 123 5000

The Traffic England website holds public facing traffic information services which provides real time information for events on the network including the Variable Message Signs (VMS).

You can email the Highways Agency Information Line (HAIL) to find out about traffic problems or to report debris on the motorway etc or telephone on:
0300 123 5000.

The Automated Traffic Information Line gives access to the live traffic information on a rolling basis, by road, region or date and time: Telephone 08700 660 115.

A continuous traffic information Radio station is available via digital and online.

Mobile Website & iPhone App: You can view the Highways Agency website from your mobile.

Visit us for more information on our iPhone app

REMEMBER never use your mobile whilst driving.

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