About Emergency Planning

Reporting an emergency or incident

If life is in danger, please dial 999 and ask for the Police, Firefighters, Ambulance or the Coastguard.

Emergency Planning Routine Enquires (office hours)
For ROUTINE enquires regarding Emergency Planning
Please call 01255 686971 / 01255 686522 or email eplanning@tendringdc.gov.uk

For further information please contact:
Emergency Planning
Pier Avenue
CO15 1NJ

An Emergency is defined as an event or situation which threatens serious damage to:  
  1. Human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom,
  2. The environment of a place in the United Kingdom or,
  3. War (or terrorism) which threatens serious damage to the security of the United Kingdom.”

Some events that are considered to be Emergencies include:

Tendring District Council’s Emergency Planning Unit, along with other category 1 and 2 responders, aims to prepare for and respond to these and other types of emergencies to limit their harmful consequences.

We do this in a variety of ways which include:

Day to Day

  • Risk Assessment
  • Creating and Maintaining Emergency Plans
  • Providing advice
  • Warning and Informing
  • Test and exercise plans
  • Ensure Tendring District Council complies with and meets the standards of the 2004 Civil Contingencies Act 2) Emergency Response
  • Promotion of Community Resilience

Emergency Response

  • Open and staff rest and reception centres
  • Co-ordinate efforts of voluntary organisations
  • Provide an information service for the public and media
  • Give mutual assistance to adjoining district and borough councils where possible
  • Respond to emergency service requests for assistance
  • Assist Council Services in maintaining its critical functions

You can view the Community Risk Register (CRR) which gives a summary of our capabilities, obligations and controls in place for a variety of hazards and threats.

Useful Links

Government Terrorism Information

Essex Resilience website

Last updated on: 28/11/2022 - 16:08