Emergency Planning in Milton Keynes

Most of us plan for emergencies whether by installing a fire-extinguisher, carrying a basic first-aid kit or by just keeping some warm clothing and blankets stowed in the car for bad weather. On a large scale, Local Authorities and Government, businesses and other large organisations also plan for unexpected situations.

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 defines Local Authorities as Category 1 Responders and, as such, they are required to fulfil the duties set out in the Act. These duties include:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Warning and Informing
  • Co-operation
  • Information Sharing
  • Business Continuity

The Business Continuity aspects of the Act are dealt with by our Business Continuity Team.

The Emergency Planning Team work to ensure that plans are in place to mitigate the effects of a major incident affecting Milton Keynes and also work to ensure that longer term recovery arrangements are robust.

Multi-Agency Emergency Planning

During the response to a major incident, all the responders need to work well together to ensure there is quick, effective action.

To enhance this joined-up response Milton Keynes Council Emergency Planning work closely with Emergency Services across the borough (Fire, Police, Ambulance) as well as the Hospital, MK Clinical Commissioning Group, voluntary organisations and the business community in the form of the Milton Keynes Resilience Group.

The Milton Keynes Resilience Group meets on a regular basis to share local information, plans, current risks etc.

The Milton Keynes Resilience Group links in to the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum.

Last Updated: 31 December 2020