Community Risk Register

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places a legal duty on local authorities to undertake risk assessments, maintain them in a Community Risk Register, and publish this register.

As part of the Essex wide arrangements for emergency planning, Rochford District Council has worked with Essex County Council, all other local authorities and the emergency services to produce the Community Risk Register.

Risks in this context are those that could result in a major emergency. The Community Risk Register is the first step in improving the emergency process. It ensures that the plans we develop are proportionate to the risks.

This is an ongoing process and as such the contents will be updated annually and whenever information about new risks or revisions to existing risks becomes available.