What is Brentwood Council doing to prepare for Brexit?

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Cllr Karen Chilvers

Dear Brentwood Borough Council,

With a no deal Brexit looking increasingly likely, please can you confirm:

1. what directives/instructions/alerts have been given to the council from central government and when.
2. what plans are currently in place?
3. the scope of the plans we are making, for instance, are we putting together an emergency plan for supply and distribution of food, fuel and medicine?
4. what warning will be issued to businesses, for instance, will food outlets need to close if there is a food shortage?
5. what emergency medical procedures are in place?#
6. if civil unrest occurs, will this affect the 2019 borough council elections?
7. with the Town Hall out of action, where will any base be?

I have tried to get this via the members case work system but I am not confident I will get an adequate response.

Yours faithfully,
Cllr Karen Chilvers

FOI, Brentwood Borough Council

Thank you for your request.

 

This has been passed onto the appropriate FOI officer and your request
will be dealt with as soon as possible.

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Louise Moss, Brentwood Borough Council

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Dear Councillor Chilvers,

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Louise Moss

Louise Moss | Senior Accountant | Brentwood Borough Council
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Louise Moss, Brentwood Borough Council

Dear Councillor Chilvers,

 

Further to your recent FOI request, please see below our response:

 

1.what directives/instructions/alerts have been given to the council from
central government and when.

The Government is publishing around 70 specific technical notices setting
out what business and citizens would need to do in a ‘no deal’ scenario so
they can prepare accordingly. 
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

2. what plans are currently in place?

Under the Civil Contingencies Act (CCA 2004) the statutory duties placed
on Category 1 responders was to have emergency plans and business
continuity plans in place. The Essex Resilience Forum plans for larger
emergency incidents within Essex and all of Brentwood Borough’s Plans feed
into the larger response picture.  They are now considering any impacts on
these plans.
[2]http://www.essexprepared.co.uk/know-the-...

3. the scope of the plans we are making, for instance, are we putting
together an emergency plan for supply and distribution of food, fuel and
medicine?

As per response to Q2 above.

4. what warning will be issued to businesses, for instance, will food
outlets need to close if there is a food shortage?

Technical notices issued by the Government.

5. what emergency medical procedures are in place?

NHS will have their own plans in place as a Category 1 responder
[3]https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/eprr/

6. if civil unrest occurs, will this affect the 2019 borough council
elections?

The Representation of The people Act 1983 (section 39) specifies that if
the local poll is countermanded or abandoned for any reason the returning
officer shall order an election to fill any vacancy within the period of
35 days beginning with the day fixed as the day of election for the
first-mentioned election.

7. with the Town Hall out of action, where will any base be?

Our reception is now relocated to 1-2 Seven Arches Road, which is the
former register office, situated adjacent to the Town Hall. All
appointments are held on this site, as well as general reception services,
including self-service positions and document scanning. In the event of an
emergency, rest centers if required, are determined by the proximity of
the incident.

 

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Kind Regards,

 

Louise Moss

Louise Moss | Senior Accountant | Brentwood Borough Council
T | F 01277 312500 | [5]www.brentwood.gov.uk |
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