Our contact centres

Call our contact centres 8.30am to 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays).

  • Buses – 0345 608 0194
  • Children and families – 0345 608 0192
  • Library renewals – 0345 608 0195
  • Roads and paths – 0345 608 0193
  • Trading Standards – 0345 608 0197
  • Waste – 0345 608 0194
  • Switchboard – 0345 608 0190
  • From overseas – +441273 336 000

Some contact centres are open at different hours.

  • Adult social care – 0345 608 0191 (8am to 8pm, seven days a week including bank holidays)
  • Library enquiries – 0345 608 0196 (10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday)

Out of hours contacts

Adult social care

  • 0345 608 0191

Children’s services

Call the Emergency Duty Service from 5pm to 8.30am (after 4.30pm on Fridays) and during the weekends and bank holidays if you have a serious concern about a child’s welfare that cannot wait until the following working day.

This out of hours service covers East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

  • 01273 335906 or
  • 01273 335905

Highways – roads, pavements and paths

  • 0345 6080193 any time of day and weekends