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Borough Council emergency plan

Page last updated at 22 June 2017 at 13:57

Eastleigh Borough Council has an Emergency Plan that is kept under constant review.

To anticipate and deal with a range of incidents and civil emergencies, the Council maintains a detailed major incident plan that sets out how it responds, working alongside the blue-light services, government departments and other partners.  

The plan is under constant review and, in the light of recent tragic events, such as the London and Manchester terrorist attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire, we are making Borough residents aware of what it covers.

The Council works alongside the emergency services – Police, Fire & Rescue, Ambulance and Coastguard – to deal with situations that present a threat to life and property. There are some circumstances where other organisations – such as health authorities, environmental agencies and voluntary organisations – also support our communities if a “major incident” is declared due, for example, to extreme weather; a transport-related accident, like a train or air crash; a major fire or explosion, or an act of terrorism.  

For the purposes of the plan, an emergency is defined as "an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the UK, the environment of a place in the UK, or war or terrorism which threatens serious damage to the security of the UK."

An overview of the emergency planning process can be found on the Council’s website: https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/our-community/emergency-planning.aspx .

More information on the Council’s emergency plan is available from: Melvin Hartley, Community Safety and Emergency Planning Manager, Eastleigh Borough Council, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh Hants SO50 9YN (for post) SO509FD (for sat navs). Telephone: 023 8068 8149, email - melvin.hartley@eastleigh.gov.uk