28 September 2020
what3words

We are encouraging our community to download the what3words app on their phones in case they need to call 999. 

what3words has divided the world into 3m squares and given each square a unique combination of three words so that it makes it easier for services like the police or ambulance, etc. to find you as they can pick this up from your phone call.

The app is totally free to download and use, you can download it on iOS or Android here.

You can find a full list of those services that accept what3words here: https://what3words.com/news/emergency/three-words-for-a-faster-emergency-response.

Your community could also use what3words to report incidents with organisations like National Grid, Network Rail and the Environmental Agency: https://what3words.com/report-incident-locations-efficiently.

To find out how to use the app, read this what3words leaflet.

 

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