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 flooding, major accident hazards, gas leaks and hazardous chemical incidents.

Civil emergency plan

The Civil Protection Unit deals 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 help you implement a business continuity plan and deal with problems that effect the safety of your business.


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.