Emergency Planning

Emergency Planning

Broxtowe Borough Council's Emergency Planning Team deals with those emergencies that require a response from one or more of the Council's services that are extraordinary and exceptional to the usual level of service provision and / or that the Emergency Services can't handle alone.

Such incidents may be industrial, transport accidents or events of natural causes such as the severe flooding experienced at Attenborough in 2000. 

Integrated Emergency Planning

Broxtowe Borough Council is a signatory to the Nottinghamshire Integrated Emergency Plan and as such forms part of a structured approach to dealing with emergencies in Nottinghamshire or providing assistance to its neighbouring counties when they request it.


To plan for the most effective response to major emergencies and to ensure all essential Council services are maintained in the event of a crisis we work with:

  • Nottinghamshire County Council

  • Other neighbouring District and Borough Councils

  • Nottinghamshire Emergency Services such as Fire, Police and Health

  • Government Departments and Agencies such as the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive

  • Voluntary Organisations such as the British Red Cross, St. Johns Ambulance Association and the Women's Royal volunteer Service

Preparing for Emergencies

Visit the Preparing for Emergencies website for information on how to protect yourself and your family in the event of an emergency.

Severe Weather & Flood Warnings

The Environment Agency is responsible for the dissemination of information regarding flood warnings to the public.  

The flood watch plan categorises the risk of flooding into the following phases:

Flood Warning Signs
Image Status
 Severe Flood Warning  Severe Flood Warning
 Flood Warning  Flood Warning
 Flood Alert  Flood Alert


Public Information

In the event of heavy rain and rising water levels, the public are urged to monitor the Environment Agency's Website or contact the Environment Agency Flood Line on Flood line on 0345 988 1188, for up to date information on flooding levels nationally.

Also view our Guidance on Filling and Laying Sand Bags.

Nottinghamshire Police
tel: 101