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Civil Protection Unit

The Civil Protection Unit (CPU) is responsible for ensuring the Council is adequately prepared for, and able to respond to, incidents or disasters that affect the Vale.


The Council has a statutory responsibility under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to prepare plans for civil protection and respond to emergency situations that affect the Vale. e.g. Emergency Evacuations, Severe Weather like, Snow Storms, Heat Waves, Heavy Rain and Flooding.


In an incident, the CPU coordinates the Council's response and utilises the resources available to support the Emergency Services.


As the emphasis switches to recovery, the Council will take the lead role in facilitating the rehabilitation of the community and the restoration of the environment.



Please Note: This is not an out of hours contact address.