The Emergency Planning Team works to ensure that communities, businesses and public services are jointly prepared to respond immediately in any emergency and return to "business as usual" afterwards. Such incidents could include major transport accidents, severe weather conditions, industrial accidents, fire, epidemics or terrorist activities.
The Council's emergency plans provide for a comprehensive response by the Council, along with its partners, in the event of an emergency affecting the Borough. The plans cover all aspects of the Council's response from initial support for the emergency services, provision of welfare to affected communities, through to the recovery process, which is likely to be long term.
We also promote business continuity management to the local business community, enabling them to continue to operate in the event of business interruption, thereby contributing to a robust and resilient business community in the borough.
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