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Decision details

Emergency Planning and Civil Contingencies

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Civil Contingencies' legislation requires the Council to ensure robust emergency and business continuity planning. The Council is supported by the Civil Contingencies Unit (CCU) and the report will set out the role of members as part of its overall preparedness'.


Report of the Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health and Community Partnerships to set the current progress on the Council’s preparedness for Emergency and Business Continuity planning, as required by Civil Contingencies legislation, regulations, and directions.



that Cabinet:




Acknowledged and Supported the Emergency Planning & Business Continuity Improvement Plan – RAG rated and shown at Annex 1;



Endorsed the Local Government Association’s 2018 Guidance document titled ‘A Councillor’s Guide to Civil Emergencies’ when dealing with major incidents and emergencies and shown at Annex 2; and



Delegated authority to the Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health and Community Partnerships, in conjunction with Assistant Director Neighbourhoods, for  the development of member FAQs and communications guidance on handling emergency planning situations - supporting Member seminar(s) and onward training material via the Council’s MemberZone.




(Moved by Councillor S Smith and seconded by Councillor P Thompson)




Report author: Tina Mustafa

Publication date: 23/02/2024

Date of decision: 22/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 02/03/2024

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