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If parts of the infrastructure in your street show a problem, e.g. the street lighting or pavement, you should alert the municipal authorities straight away. Including when this concerns the maintenance of green areas or litter on the streets, or if you are experiencing any nuisance or inconvenience.
What can you report
- street litter
- green space maintenance
- broken sewerage or flooding drains
- vermin and nuisance caused by animals
- dead animals in the street
- loose pavement slabs
- street lighting not working (tip: report lamp post number)
- broken bicycles, parked bicycles that are causing a hazard or hindrance, abandoned bicycles (a bicycle that has been left at a bicycle rack or stand for more than 28 days), bicycle in a green space
- nuisance following an event
Other reports or tips about the neighbourhood are also welcome.
Why will it sometimes take longer?
In some cases, reports cannot be dealt with immediately:
- weather conditions, such as extreme cold, snow or a storm can delay the work
- because not all parts are in stock and have to be ordered
- in some cases, the relevant work might be part of a fixed maintenance schedule that has already been planned
- if there are more significant changes to the outdoor space, an inspection may have to be initiated first of all
Reporting to other organisations
- Police (Dutch): violence, physical abuse, offences, theft, suspected cannabis farm, (Dutch) matters that compromise public safety. Reporting anonymously is also possible.
- West-Brabant Environmental Agency (OMWB) (Dutch): nuisance caused by industry, e.g. smells, noise or pollution.
- Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management: problems on or next to National Trunk roads (motorways, including slip roads).
- Provincial Authorities of Noord-Brabant (Dutch): problems on or next to provincial roads.
- Community Mediation Breda (Dutch): if a dispute between neighbours cannot be solved privately.
- Radar (Dutch): reporting discrimination and unequal treatment.
- Meldpunt crisiszorg (Contact Point for Crisis Care) West-Brabant (Dutch): if immediate care is required for (for example) a neighbour or family member because of psychological problems.
- Veilig thuis (Safe at Home) West-Brabant (Dutch): advice and contact point for domestic violence and child abuse.