Civil emergency plan

The Civil Protection Unit deals with forward planning in the event of major emergencies that affect residents or the council.

The Civil Protection Section are responsible for risk assessing foreseeable risks in the borough and preparing and exercising response plans that will be implemented during civil emergencies.

Under the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, the emergency services and the council have specific legal duties to plan for response to civil emergencies in the borough. The council also has a legal duty to prepare, test and exercise business continuity plans for its core public essential services so that these services can be maintained during civil emergencies. 

View the council's full plans for dealing with major emergencies:

Further information