We have a duty to provide assistance to the emergency services if a major incident is declared in Mid Sussex.

Our role is to:

  • Support the emergency services
  • Assist people who have been affected
  • Support the community during the recovery process
  • Provide public information via the media
  • Maintain essential council services as usual

We may provide assistance in a number of ways depending on the nature of the emergency – such as:

  • A Rest Centre to provide emergency shelter following an evacuation
  • An Emergency Control Centre to coordinate the Council’s response
  • Additional equipment and staffing to assist with the response and clean-up operation
  • Advice, guidance, and monitoring in relation to any environmental impacts of the emergency
  • Advice on dangerous structures

More information: 

Please take a look at the Mid Sussex emergency plan.

The Sussex resilience forum

The emergency services and local authorities work together in partnership known as the Sussex Resilience Forum.

The main purpose of the Sussex Resilience Forum is to identify and manage situations which may harm:

  • People
  • The environment
Last updated: 21 August 2023