Emergency planning

A disaster can occur unexpectedly, anywhere, at any time and can take many forms, e.g. flooding, storms, transport incident etc. We need to make plans and train to respond to emergencies. Our aims are to: 

  • make sure we are prepared for any major emergency
  • respond and support the emergency services as required and
  • assist those affected.

We are part of the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum which provides a multi-agency response to major emergencies in the county.

Oxfordshire Community risk register

The Oxfordshire community risk register identifies the potential hazards for Oxfordshire, the impacts they might have and mitigation put in place. For more details please:

Community resilience

For a community to be resilient, it must develop early and effective plans, so that it can respond to an emergency or disaster in a timely and effective manner. If you would like to write a Community Emergency Plan, please: 

You may also like to write a plan for your family. For help please: 

Business Continuity Management (BCM)

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a process that helps to manage the risks of the running of an organisation and aims to ensure it can continue to operate during a disruption.

For advice and guidance for the businesses and the voluntary sector, please:

Weather advice

Please see:

Our offices are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please 

  • ring 01993 861000  9am to 5pm Monday to Friday or
  • ring 01513 432945 outside opening hours and if it is an emergency situation 


For information on reporting and preparing for flooding and sandbags please:

Emergency contact details

ServiceContact number
Emergency services 999
West Oxfordshire District Council Office hours: 01993 861000
Out of hours: 0151 34 32 945
Environment Agency Floodline: 0845 988 1188
Incident hotline 0800 807 060
Thames Water 24 hour hotline: 08459 200 800
Thames Valley Police Non-emergency number:101

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB