Emergency planning

No-deal Brexit planning would 'overwhelm' emergency response

19/05/2020

Planning for a no-deal Brexit at the end of this year would ‘overwhelm’ the country’s emergency response capacity, the Government has been warned in a leaked report.

PPE supplies to 'run out within days'

24/04/2020

Dwindling supplies of vital life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline care workers will run out within days, the Local Government Association (LGA) warned today.

Leeds City Council fast tracks plan for temporary mortuary

08/04/2020

Leeds City Council is to build a £800,000 temporary mortuary as part of emergency planning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change law to enable volunteers to respond to disasters, Red Cross says

20/11/2019

The British Red Cross is calling for the law to be changed so that voluntary groups are included in planning responses to emergencies and disasters.

Grenfell inquiry: Better communication between councils and fire services needed

30/10/2019

‘Far better direct communication’ between local authorities and fire and rescue services is needed, an official inquiry has urged.

Government activates emergency funds for flood-hit councils

12/08/2019

The Government has activated an emergency fund for councils affected by flooding.

Brokenshire gets Brexit breakdown from chiefs

31/01/2019

Chief executives have told communities secretary James Brokenshire Whitehall needs to be more joined up between departments and in its communications with councils over Brexit.

Rebuilding lives and trust after Grenfell?

26/10/2017

Four months after the Grenfell fire tragedy, many survivors remain without a permanent home and the council’s relationship with residents remains severed. Sam Clayden quizzes Kensington & Chelsea RLBC leader Elizabeth Campbell on the borough’s progress.

Stepping up to the plate

21/09/2017

The Manchester Arena attack showed local government at its best. Mark Whitehead spoke to the city council’s leader Joanne Roney.

A radical rethink of emergency plans

11/09/2017

Local government is examining its approach to emergency planning following a string of horrific incidents, as Mark Whitehead finds out.

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