What is what3words?

Because a number of people have expressed concern about the fact that Emergency services have trouble locating houses in remote or difficult to find places we have been in discussion with SE Coast Ambulance Service and can confirm that they, together with Surrey Police, are using the What3Words positioning system to locate properties.

SECAmb are encouraging everyone to familiarise themselves with their property’s What3Words address.

What3Words is a really simple way to talk about location and its use has already saved many lives.

Each 3m square in the world has been assigned a unique 3 word address that will never change.

For example songbook.headlight.class marks the exact entrance to The Winn Hall in Dunsfold.

Have a look at their website at and use the interactive map to find an address for a 3M square within your property.