In accordance with the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, the council
is required to provide local arrangements for civil protection for
emergencies. It has an Emergency Plan in place to ensure that
services can be delivered during any major incident which may pose
a threat to the welfare of the community.
It is the role of the Council to support the emergency services in
the case of a major incident. During an emergency, delegated
officers are on call 24 hours and are responsible for coordinating
the council’s response.
What is Emergency
Emergency planning should aim where possible
to prevent emergencies occurring and, when they do occur, good
planning should reduce, control or mitigate the effects of the
emergency. It is a systematic, ongoing process which should evolve
and develop as lessons are learnt and circumstances change
How do we know what to plan for?
Under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, the
Mercia Local Resilience Forum (LRF) is required to assess local
risks to our communities and publish this information within a
Community Risk Register.
The West Mercia Local Resilience Forum (LRF)
Community Risk Register is used to help public agencies
prepare, validate and exercise contingency plans. It allows the LRF
to focus multi agency work on a rational basis of priority and
The Community Risk Register assists with
identifying emerging issues and those where the risk or threat is
increasing or decreasing. It can also assist in identifying gaps in
capability, and inform the planning process in respect of the scale
of response that may be required.
Read the West Mercia
LRF Community Risk Register