Erewash Borough Council has a service level agreement with Derbyshire County Council to undertake its duties in line with the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. As part of this agreement, an Emergency Planning Officer works at Erewash for one and a half days a week. Support on other issues such as the risk assessment process and hazardous sites is also provided by Derbyshire County Council.
The Emergency Planning Service at Erewash Borough Council is part of the Operational Services Directorate and is based at Merlin House, Merlin Way, Ilkeston.
The aim is to prepare and maintain emergency plans and make arrangements to protect people and the environment in Erewash and/or reduce the impact on them from an emergency. These plans are designed to give guidance to local authorities, emergency services and other agencies so they can act quickly to provide support to those involved in a major incident in Erewash. Joint training and rehearsals take place with these services and other agencies to ensure that these plans will work.
Planning for emergencies ensures that we can better communicate and co-ordinate our efforts. Our service is complementary to and does not replace that provided by the emergencies services.
Clicking on the Derbyshire Prepared link at the bottom of this page will take you to the website of the Derbyshire Local Resilience Forum where you can find information and advice to help you better prepare if there was an emergency.
If there are any areas of particular interest please contact the Emergency Planning Officer who will be more than happy to give further details.
Erewash Borough Council
Emergency Planning Officer, Merlin House, Merlin Way, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4RA.
The contact telephone number is 0115 907 2244.
Derbyshire County Council - Emergency Planning Division