Council support in an emergency

Our role in a major incident is to support the Emergency Services, and maintain essential Council services and help the community return to normal as soon as possible.

  • Media matters (joint statements)
  • Iinformation centres
  • Road closures/diversions
  • Specialist plant/heavy lifting equipment
  • Environmental health support/advice
  • Longer term recovery issues
  • Rmergency transport
  • Rest centres
  • Temporary accommodation
  • Welfare and trauma support
  • Emergency feeding
  • Plans and maps
  • Emergency control centre
  • Survey damaged buildings and structures
  • Building repairs and demolitions
  • Disaster funds
  • Legal aspects


In the event of an emergency call the main switchboard for more information on 020 8891 1411.

Updated: 30 October 2013