As a local authority it is our role to support the emergency services in the case of an emergency. We are on call 24 hours and are here to support the community in every way we can. Find out about how we respond to emergencies such as fires, flooding, major accident hazards & gas leaks.
Civil Protection Unit
The Civil Protection Unit are responsible for assessing foreseeable risks in the borough and preparing and exercising response plans during major emergencies.
The Environment Agency operates a flood warning system, providing information to the public, media, emergency services and local authorities.
The council can assist with advice and information if you are writing a business continuity plan for your business or organisation.
You may have to evacuate your home for a variety of reasons. It may be a good idea to help you and your family by taking a few simple precautions.