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What We Do

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. In incidents such as major transport accidents, severe weather conditions, industrial accidents, fire, epidemics or terrorist activities. Dudley Council is committed to plan with partners to respond to emergencies, and provide local communities with information relating to emergencies and practical help as appropriate; participate in the response to any incident to support the emergency services in providing prompt assistance to communities where we are able to do so; coordinate the process of rebuilding, restoring and rehabilitating communities following an emergency; ensure that we have robust business continuity plans in place so that we can continue to deliver critical services during business interruptions and provide support and advice to the localĀ  business community regarding business continuity.

West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum

The West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum is a statutory multi agency partnership organisation. It was set up to ensure the local authorities, emergency services and the environment agency (known as category 1 responders) in partnership with other organisations such as gas and water companies (category 2 responders) fulfil their duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. This Act is important because it establishes a consistent level of civil protection planning and preparation activity between these organisations across the UK.

West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum

Current Events

There are no emergencies in progress.

If a major emergency takes place in Dudley then the latest information will be published here.

Terrorist Threat

The current UK threat level remains at Severe, meaning an attack is highly likely.

The public are urged to remain alert and not alarmed. Everyone is advised to be vigilant and immediately report any concerns to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency, always dial 999.

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Advice to the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.

Emergency Plans

The Council's emergency plans provide 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.

Emergency Plans

Business Continuity

Your business can be unexpectedly interrupted at any time, whether through accident, fire, flood, power outage, or the sudden loss of staff, equipment, or supplies.

Dudley Council promotes 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.

Business Continuity

Public Advice

The Civil Contingencies Act places a duty on local authorities to give advice to the public in order that they may prepare themselves for an emergency situation.

Public Advice

Severe Weather Advice

Advice and guidance for dealing with severe weather.

Severe weather advice


A Pandemic occurs when a new influenza virus, to which people have no immunity, emerges and starts spreading as easily as normal influenza. The Department of Health is working to support NHS preparedness and to reduce the impact of pandemic flu on the UK population.


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