Community resilience

The Council works towards raising awareness about how to prepare for emergencies in the community.

The information below can be used to find out more about how you can “help yourself” in an emergency.

Community risk register

The Council has to make an assessment of the risks found within the local area and produces a "Community Risk Register" in order to plan how to respond either on our own or with partners i.e. Police and Fire service.

A countywide version is available from Lancashire County Council emergency planning.

Context document

The Context document and annexures aims to describe the characteristics of Blackburn with Darwen that may affect the likelihood and impact of an emergency occurring in the community and places the Community Risk Register (CRR) of hazards and threats in context. These documents in turn assist in helping us to identify any gaps, how we mitigate against these gaps and use this information to inform contingency planning.

The annexures are a summary of the risks and prominent areas for each of the 3 neighbourhood sections.