A disaster can occur unexpectedly, anywhere, at any time and can take many forms, e.g. flooding, storms, transport incident etc. We need to make plans and train to respond to emergencies. Our aims are to:
- make sure we are prepared for any major emergency
- respond and support the emergency services as required and
- assist those affected.
We are part of the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum which provides a multi-agency response to major emergencies in the county.
Oxfordshire Community risk register
The Oxfordshire community risk register identifies the potential hazards for Oxfordshire, the impacts they might have and mitigation put in place. For more details please:
For a community to be resilient, it must develop early and effective plans, so that it can respond to an emergency or disaster in a timely and effective manner. If you would like to write a Community Emergency Plan, please:
You may also like to write a plan for your family. For help please:
- see the Are you ready? booklet
Business Continuity Management (BCM)
Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a process that helps to manage the risks of the running of an organisation and aims to ensure it can continue to operate during a disruption.
For advice and guidance for the businesses and the voluntary sector, please:
- visit the Thames valley Local Resilience Forum (LRF) ‘Your Business’
- visit Oxford County ‘Business resilience’ website
- the government's advice on getting ready for winter and
- the Environment Agency's National Flood Campaign.
Our offices are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please
- ring 01993 861000 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday or
- ring 01513 432945 outside opening hours and if it is an emergency situation
For information on reporting and preparing for flooding and sandbags please:
- visit Flooding page
Emergency contact details
|West Oxfordshire District Council||Office hours: 01993 861000
Out of hours: 0151 35 32 945
|Environment Agency||Floodline: 0845 988 1188
Incident hotline 0800 807 060
|Thames Water||24 hour hotline: 08459 200 800|
|Thames Valley Police||Non-emergency number:101|