We are required to prepare to deliver an appropriate emergency response and maintain normal services during a crisis. This is an essential part of community leadership.
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places statutory duties on the City Council in its capacity as a Category 1 Responder. Responders work together to ensure that an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare and/or the environment. In reflecting the current political climate, emphasis is also placed on the impact of war or terrorism.
Meeting our obligations
Overall responsibility for ensuring that we meet our obligations rests with Stephen Savage, Lead Assistant Director (Community Operations).
Resilience Planning Team
On a day-to-day basis work is undertaken by the Resilience Planning Team consisting of Helen Hinds, Kate Cochrane and Lyndsey Potts.
Achieving our vision
Our vision is the creation of a 'Resilient Newcastle', which we intend to achieve by focusing on:
- Service Continuity Planning which will enhance our ability to continue to deliver normal services in the face of disruptions.
- Emergency Response Planning which will enhance our ability to support the Emergency Services and sustain communities during major incidents.
- Promoting Business Continuity Management by encouraging local businesses and voluntary agencies to prepare to continue operating during times of crisis or recover effectively following disruption.