Preparing for emergencies
Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time, often leaving communities devastated and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has the duty under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to ensure that if and when an emergency does happen then we are prepared to respond to support the communities affected.
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council achieves its obligations by actively engaging with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Local Resilience Forum. It does this through the Resilience Partnership Team where dedicated emergency management officers work with many partner organisations, such as the Leicestershire Police, Fire and Rescue service, NHS health organisations and many more to ensure that there is a co-ordinated approach to protecting the communities of Hinckley & Bosworth.
The type of emergencies that have been identified across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as having the greatest risk include:
- Human influenza pandemic
- Flooding from rivers and streams
- Accidents involving the transport of hazardous materials
- Flooding from surface run off
- Extreme weather, hot and cold
- Fuel disruptions
For further information, please visit the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Community Risk Register
The Local Resilience Forum website provides further details on a wide range of issues associated with emergency preparedness and information on how communities can help themselves by preparing their homes and business for an emergency.
Last updated: 22/01/2018 10:48