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.

Business Continuity

The council can assist with advice and information if you are writing a Business Continuity plan for your business or organisation.

Emergency Evacuation

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.

Emergency support for residents

We are sorry you have been impacted by an emergency.

The council's Civil Protection Unit has made this guide for you.

It gives general advice and signposting to support you in your recovery.