This page provides information about Oadby and Wigston Borough Council's emergency management response as part of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Local Resilience Forum.
Emergencies can occur anywhere and often without warning leaving communities devastated and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. Oadby and Wigston Borough Council has the duty under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to ensure that if and when an emergency does happen then the council are prepared to respond to support the communities affected.
Oadby and Wigston Borough Council undertake Emergency Management as a member of the Resilience Partnership alongside the other 10 local authorities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. By joining with other authorities we increase our capabilities and are better able to serve the communities of the borough.
Oadby and Wigston Borough Council regularly engages with members of the emergency services such as the Leicestershire Police, Fire and Rescue Service, NHS (National Health Service) health organisations and many more including some from the voluntary sector through the Local Resilience Forum. This ensures that there is a coordinated and integrated approach to protecting the communities.
The types 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 due to sudden heavy rainfall
• extreme weather, hot or cold
• fuel disruptions
• large fires
• and public disorder
For further information please visit: www.llrprepared.org.uk/be-aware/
What are we doing?
The Oadby & Wigston Borough Council ‘Resilience Officer’ ensures that the Council is meeting its duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. The Resilience Officer develops Emergency Plans which aim to protect the residents and communities of the Borough and Business Continuity Plans which aim to make the Council’s services resilient to disruptions. These plans are then tested and exercised to make sure they work and are up to date.
If during an emergency you are displaced from your home the council has a responsibility to provide temporary shelter in the form of an ‘Emergency Centre’. These are public buildings that have been prepared for this purpose and will be staffed by trained council personnel and members of various voluntary agencies to cater for your immediate needs. To find out more about Emergency Centre’s, please visit this page on the Local Resilience Forum website: www.llrprepared.org.uk/about/emergency-centres/
For advice on how to keep yourself safe before and during an emergency please visit the following page of the website: www.llrprepared.org.uk/prepared-residents/
For more specific advice on how you can make your business more resilient to emergencies, please follow this link: www.llrprepared.org.uk/prepared-businesses/
Last updated: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:20 am