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Preparing, responding and recovering from emergencies

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The Government treats emergency planning and civil protection very seriously. This is reaffirmed by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, legislation which all local authorities must comply with.

The role of the Civil Protection Team is to support the local authority as well as our communities to be prepared to respond to incidents that may affect Gloucestershire – from floods, fires and storms to explosions, power cuts and transport accidents

The team develops emergency response plans to respond to various emergencies and work closely with both County Council and District Councils to train response teams.

To ensure collaborative working with our multi-agency partners the team are an active member of Gloucestershire Local Resilience forum which provides the platform to be able to plan, train, respond and recover together for emergencies.

Many utility companies have a Priority Services Register, which eligible customers can join to access extra assistance, particularly during a supply emergency. You can register on each utilities’ Priority Services Register if you are;

  • Of pensionable age
  • Have other specific needs such as sight loss, hearing loss or a mental health condition
  • Chronically sick
  • Registered disabled
  • Are pregnant or having children under 5
  • Have extra communication needs

If you are eligible, you will need to contact each of your utility suppliers separately e.g electric, gas and water to join their Priority Services Register.

Contact your utility providers or look at their website to find out more.

Page updated: 05/07/2022 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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