The wide range of services the council provides on a day-to-day basis, together with the expertise and local knowledge of council officers, means that it is well placed to support the response to an emergency.

Local authority emergency planning:

  • Puts in place plans and procedures to enable a council to respond, as effectively as possible, to an emergency should one occur
  • Makes sure that these plans and procedures fit in with those of all the other response agencies, such as the emergency services, hospitals, utility companies, voluntary agencies and armed forces

The council may be called upon to provide the following services:

  • Social care and welfare
  • Care centres
  • Media briefing centres
  • Public information centres
  • Emergency feeding
  • Temporary accommodation
  • Emergency works and repairs
  • Communications support
  • Temporary mortuaries
  • Transport
  • Co-ordination of the recovery phase
  • Resources

We work closely with neighbouring local authorities, the emergency services, utility companies and voluntary organisations. We make sure there are arrangements to protect communities and the environment within Monmouthshire before, during and after emergencies.

If you have any questions or would like more information contact:

Emergency Planning Manager
Monmouthshire County Council
PO Box 106
NP26 9AN

Tel.: 01633 644091

Emergencies out of office number: 0300 123 1055


The services we can provide include:

  • Working together on the Gwent Major Emergency Response Arrangements which sets out what each service is responsible for in an emergency
  • Developing and reviewing emergency plans with services
  • Maintaining contacts with other organisations who could assist in an emergency
  • Writing emergency plans to help us meet our emergency roles
  • Working with the voluntary agencies and utility companies towards full co-ordination of responses
  • Writing joint agency plans to cope with natural and man-made hazards
  • Training and exercise events for local authorities and other organisations
  • Making sure we have a reliable communication network