Local Authority Emergency Planning

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Dear Brighton and Hove City Council,
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places a Legal Duty on Local Authorities to have Plans in place to respond to any Civil Emergencies and/or Business Continuity Incidents affecting the area during an emergency situation. Please answer the following questions under the Freedom Of Information Act relating to the Emergency Plans for Brighton and Hove City Council:-
1. What Plans do the City Council have in place to deal with any emergencies covered by the above Civil Contingencies Act?
2. What is the structure of the Plan (summary) that the City Council has for dealing with any emergencies affecting the Citizens of Brighton and Hove?
3. How and When does the City Council implement the plan when dealing with a HEALTH Emergency?
4. How and When does the City Council implement the Plan when dealing with an ENVIRONMENTAL emergency, including circumstances where there are extreme weather conditions?
5. How and When does the City Council implement the Plan when dealing with an emergency relating to CYBER SECURITY/TECHNOLOGICAL PROBLEMS?

Yours faithfully,

Rob Heale

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Dear Brighton and Hove City Council,
Please note that I haven't yet received a response to my F.O.I. Questions dated 6th May 2020 and titled "Local Authority Emergency Planning". I did receive a blank response from you on 5th June 2020 without a link. Please can you arrange for a response as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Heale

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Dear Brighton and Hove City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Brighton and Hove City Council's handling of my F.O.I. request 'Local Authority Emergency Planning'.

In law, the Council should respond within the time frame stated so i am asking for an Internal Review for the following reasons:-
1. The request is long overdue.
2. I have asked for a summary of the plans/procedures for dealing with the emergencies stated.
3. The Civil Contingencies Act states that a Plan should be in place for the Local Authority to deal with any emergencies that might arise and how the Local Authority should deal with these.
4. The Local Authority is obliged to co-ordinate with Local Businesses and relevant Organisations as part of this Plan.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Rob Heale

Freedom Of Information, Brighton and Hove City Council

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Dear Brighton and Hove City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Brighton and Hove City
Council's handling of my F.O.I. request 'Local Authority Emergency
Planning'.

In law, the Council should respond within the time frame stated so i am
asking for an Internal Review for the following reasons:-
1. The request is long overdue.
2. I have asked for a summary of the plans/procedures for dealing with the
emergencies stated.
3. The Civil Contingencies Act states that a Plan should be in place for
the Local Authority to deal with any emergencies that might arise and how
the Local Authority should deal with these.
4. The Local Authority is obliged to co-ordinate with Local Businesses and
relevant Organisations as part of this Plan.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Rob Heale

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Dear Brighton and Hove City Council,
Unfortunately, I haven't yet received a response to my Freedom Of Information request titled "Local Authority Emergency Planning". I am asking for a SUMMARY of plans for this Local Authority and how they match up with national law on this. For example "Liaise with relevant Statutory and Voluntary Groups". "Seek to prevent emergencies harmful to local people" as they apply specifically to those four issues. Obviously, I accept that some of this will be confidential.

I have only received a response including "Enter content of correspondence here".

I am willing to accept a response by post or by email and accept that some of this might be confidential.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Heale

Freedom Of Information, Brighton and Hove City Council

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