Emergency Planning Overview

The Council plans for a wide-range of emergencies including; flooding, severe weather, coastal pollution, major industrial accidents and people displaced due to fires, leaks and explosions.

The Council’s officers involved in Emergency Planning work with a number of different agencies including; the emergency services, neighbouring local authorities, health organisations, government agencies and utility companies to identify hazards and prepare for the consequences of an incident.

Together, the Council and partner agencies maintain plans, train, and simulate real-life events to ensure a co-ordinated, effective and proportionate response to any emergency. These plans are reviewed and validated on a regular basis. You can view copies of some of the Council’s plans from the Emergency Plans page.

The Emergency Planning pages also provide information and advice to the public about preparing for, and responding to, emergencies. You can find this information and advice in the ‘Are You Prepared’ section.