About Us

Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, South Somerset District Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council, West Somerset Council and Somerset County Council work in partnership to deliver their duties under the Civil Contingencies Act.

Key functions provided to the local authorities by this service include:

  • Co-ordinated emergency planning, response and recovery
  • Business Continuity Management support
  • 24/7 Duty Officer

Key support provided to the public by this service include:

  • Advice and guidance on preparing home emergency plans
  • Support to parish and town councils and community groups developing emergency plans
  • Advice and guidance to businesses and voluntary sector organisations developing business continuity arrangements

For more information on accessing these services, see our Get Prepared and Get Involved information or Contact Us.