A disaster can occur unexpectedly, anywhere, at any time and can take many forms, e.g. flooding, storms, transport incident etc.
The Civil Contingencies Act places responsibilities on us to make plans and train to respond to emergencies. Our aim is to ensure that we are prepared for any major emergency, are able to respond to support the emergency services as required, and can assist those affected.
We are part of the Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum which provides a multi-agency response to major emergencies in the county.
Gloucestershire Community Risk Register
The Gloucestershire Community Risk Register identifies the potential hazards for Gloucestershire, the impacts they might have and the mitigation put in place.
For a community to be resilient, it must develop early and effective plans, so that it can respond to an emergency or disaster in a timely and effective manner.
If you wish to compile a Community Emergency Plan, the Gloucestershire Rural Communities Council has developed a Community Emergency Planning Toolkit that will help.
You may also like to think about your own household and develop a plan for your family. Please use the ‘Are you ready?’ booklet to help you.
Business Continuity Management
Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a process that helps to manage the risks of the running of an organisation and aims to ensure it can continue to operate during a disruption.
The Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum provides advice and guidance to businesses and voluntary sector organisations about preparing for an emergency.
Cotswold District Council's offices are open from 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Friday and you can call us on on 01285 623000 - if it is an emergency situation you can use 01513 432942 outside normal opening hours.
Waste collections are sometimes disrupted due to winter weather; if this is the case we will publicise details on the waste collection in severe weather page