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Community Resilience Plan

Why should my community have an Emergency Plan? 

Emergencies are rare, but they can happen.  In the last few years, Essex has experienced severe winter weather, flooding, travel disruption, fuel shortages and a flu outbreak.  Challenges like these can affect our daily lives.

The good news is that communities can prepare themselves for emergencies and it can make a big difference to how people can cope.  When we talk about communities, it can be any group of people, a parish or ward, area or any other group of people.

More resilient communities:

This isn't about doing the job of the emergency services and Local Authorities.  It's about supporting your community, and those in it, by making sensible preparations and using the skills and knowledge that the community has.

Our Partners

  • Essex Fire & Rescue Service Environment Agency Essex Police ECPEM
  • Southend on Sea Basildon Council Chelmsford City Council Thurrock Council
  • Braintree Council Rochford Council Harlow Council Brentwood Council
  • East of England Ambulance Maldon Council Tendring Council Uttlesford District Council