The Council's Role

In an emergency response situation, the Council can offer technical advice and temporary accommodation for evacuees, if required. It can also lead on the recovery of a damaged area to a state of normality.

A copy of the Council's emergency response plan can be downloaded below:

What does the Council do to plan for, and respond to, a major emergency?

Major emergencies can happen with little or no warning and have the potential to seriously disrupt the lives of individuals and communities.

The Council provides support to the emergency services during major emergencies, as well as information and advice to residents and businesses before, during and after an emergency.

What is a major emergency?

A major emergency is something that seriously affects people, buildings or the environment and could include:

  • Transport accidents
  • Major fire
  • Severe weather
  • Health alerts