Emergency planning

1. Emergency planning

If there is a major emergency Stockport, you can find the latest updates:

  • by following us on twitter @StockportMBC
  • on our dedicated website which will be available in the event of major emergencies

Find current disruptions to services caused by bad weather and unforeseen circumstances.


In 2011, the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) established the Civil Contingencies and Resilience Unit (CCRU). Their aim, to lead the delivery of civil contingency services for the 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester. The CCRU provides emergency planning on our behalf.

The government places statutory obligations on all local authorities and other agencies to make sure that the UK is prepared for the impact of a disaster. You can find out about the responsibilities of Category 1 and Category 2 responders to civil emergencies in The Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

If you would like to know more, email our Civil Resilience and Business Continuity Lead Officer on emergency.planning@stockport.gov.uk.

Greater Manchester Prepared

Greater Manchester Prepared provides information and advice to help you and your family in a range of emergency situations including:

  • protecting yourself in an emergency
  • bad weather
  • major incidents