Welcome to the Emergency Planning Unit Internet Site. Here you will find a brief introduction to our department and many interesting sections. Should you require any further information regarding Emergency Planning within Conwy, please contact us, we will be more than happy to help.
The emergency planning unit is responsible for ensuring relevant emergency plans and procedures are in place to deal with an emergency incident within the County Borough of Conwy. This involves partnership working with various agencies and organisations both internally and externally.
By viewing the following pages you will find out more information about the work we do.
The emergency planning community now has a central source of information on civil contingencies in Wales. The Wales Resilience website is a window into work being undertaken at the pan-Wales level, the Local Resilience Forum level and within individual agencies. As well as providing emergency planners with the latest news and best practice, the site is also a source of information for the Welsh public on what to do during an emergency.
Please see this page for information provided by the Environment Agency relating to protecting you from floods, why the Conwy Valley suffers from Floods and also some information relating to the Flood Alleviation Scheme. This information is also shown on a Television Screen in Glasdir, Llanrwst.
The CCA 2004 provides a common framework for civil protection activities across the UK. As a Category 1 responder this authority is expected to ensure arrangements are in place to be able to perform its functions so far as necessary or reasonable to respond to an emergency.
The Civil Contingencies Act (2004) places a duty on local authorities to promote Business Continuity Management within their local communities. Without development of a Business Continuity Plan you may be putting your business at risk of failure. If you feel you need any help with this, please do not hesitate in contacting us, we are happy to provide advice.
Serious and life threatening emergencies, incidents or crisis are thankfully very rare, however there is still a responsibility for all organisations and individuals to ensure that we are prepared to meet any challenges that may arise. Please see this section for various hazards and threats which would involve Emergency Planning.
Here you will find information relating to the North Wales Resilience Forum, what is it's purpose and also the structure of the varied groups that sit within the Resilience Forum itself. You can also access the Wales Prepared Website by visiting the links at the bottom of the page.
In this section you will find activities and weblinks for children and young people from Wacky Weather Games and Colouring Activities to Educational resource sites for Primary School Age Children to A-Level and Higher Education Students.
A new leaflet with useful information to help you prepare for emergencies such as flooding and severe weather will soon be available from your local library and council offices, or you can download a copy by clicking on the link below.