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Emergency Planning

Dorset Unitary Council have statutory responsibilities and duties as a Category 1 Emergency Responder as set out by the Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004. THE CCA 2004 relates to civil protection and contingency (emergency) planning.

Emergency Services

Police, Fire and Ambulance emergency number: 999

Police non-emergency number: 101

You can also contact Dorset Police online here.

Non-life-threatening medical help number: 111

Where there is a risk to life, always call 999.

Severe Weather

For other emergencies or in the case of severe weather, please refer to the information pages on Dorset Council’s website here.

Guidance on how to prepare for emergencies can be found on the Government’s website here.

You can also sign up for flood warnings through the Government’s website. This free service will alert you by phone, text message or email if your home or business is at risk of flooding. If you’d like to sign up for this service, click here.

Climate Emergency

As a Town Council, we have declared a climate emergency. Information on what we are doing in response to this can be found here.