Emergency Planning

As a Category 1 Responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Milton Keynes Council (MKC) has duties to respond, give advice, risk assess and plan for emergencies or incidents that may affect residents or businesses.

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 defines Local Authorities as Category 1 Responders meaning MKC is required to fulfil the duties set out in the Act. 

To do this, we work closely with Emergency Services across the borough (Fire, Police, Ambulance) as well as MK University Hospital, MK Clinical Commissioning Group, voluntary organisations, local and national resilience forums, and the business community.  The Milton Keynes Resilience Group meets regularly to assess and share current risks, local information and plans and links directly into the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum (TVLRF).

Emergencies such as flooding, drought, high winds, heatwaves, or snow can affect anyone and there are things we can all do to help us prepare.  Consider putting together an ‘emergency grab bag’ that is easily accessible to household members for use in all types of emergency. Further information can be found below and in Chapters 4 and 5 of the TVLRF 'Are You Ready?' booklet.


Last Updated: 17 September 2021