Protecting your community

Community Self Help Plans

To help develop resilience in the county the Northamptonshire Emergency Planning Team work with many organisations to support local people and groups to get together to use their local skills, knowledge and resources to deal with emergency situations.

People are encouraged to work together to produce a Community Self Help Plan for the area they live in:

School Emergency Plans

The headteacher and school community should produce their own School Emergency Plan to include details of what should happen in an emergency situation and contingency arrangements to help minimise the impact on any emergency on the school.

For further information and guidance visit the Emergencies in Schools section.

Covid Safe Reception Centres

Guidance to village halls and community centres acting as reception centres has changed. Important steps have been put in place to keep people safe during a flood or major incident. This update has been put together in light of the coronavirus pandemic, for community centres and areas with a centre nominated in their emergency plan.

Contact us

For further advice on any of these topics, please contact the team at