Denton a village in South Norfolk, England

Emergency Services

In an emergency all three services, Police, Fire or Ambulance,
can be contacted by telephoning

You can also dial 112 anywhere in the European Union (and in an increasing number of other countries) to contact the emergency services.

Details of how to handle less urgent communications appear below.


The headquarters of the Norfolk Constabulary, is located at Wymondham:

Operations and Communications Centre, Jubilee House, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0WW.

For all non-emergency calls use: 101.

For example you should use this number if:

Harleston Police Station

Our nearest station is at: 12 Swan Lane, Harleston, IP20 9AW but it is not continuously manned.

Contact is via the Operations and Communications Centre telephone number above.

Normal Opening Hours are 10.00 am until 2.00 pm Monday to Friday though they may be longer. However they are variable so you are advised to check, via 101, before calling in.

NB. The former system of mobile police stations visiting villages has been scrapped.

Neighbourhood Policing

Denton is served by the Harleston Safer Neighbourhood Team which covers 12 parishes around Harleston. It is organised by a Beat Manager who is based at Harleston Police Station and can be contacted on: 0845 456 4567. The former police community support officers are no more.

Further contact details and information is available from the Police Area Website.

Monthly Newsletters

Each month the Harleston Team issue a local Newsletter with the latest crime statistics and other news and other community information.
More recently the Norfolk Police HQ have been circulating Community Updates on the Covid 19 situation.
These can all be seen here:

Fire Service

The Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has its headquarters in Hethersett.

Brigade Headquarters, Whitegates, Hethersett, Norwich, NR9 3DN

Tel: 01603 810351

Further information is available.

Ambulance Service

Norfolk is served by The East of England Ambulance Service who are based in Bury St Edmunds.

Local management for Norfolk is provided from: Hospital Lane, Hellesdon, Norwich, NR6 5NA.

Tel: 01603 424255

Further information is available.

Local Car Scheme

An emergency car scheme operates in Denton for prescriptions etc.

Further details are available on the Transport page.


Emergency Numbers


EDF Energy - 0800 7 838838

Water Supplies

Anglian Water - 08457 145 145

Reporting Water Leaks

Anglian Water - 0800 7 71881


National Floodline - 0845 988 1188


BT Faults - 0800 800 151