Prevention and advice

The Northamptonshire Local Resilience Forum has a duty under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) to produce a Community Risk Register (CRR). This document highlights risks that have the highest likelihood and potential to have significant impact to local communities resulting in wide scale disruption.

The purpose of the Community Risk Register is to:

  • inform you about the highest risks in the county and their consequences
  • detail steps that can be taken to become better prepared and more resilient in your home, business and community
  • provide you with links to organisations and websites to find out more information

While certain risks are mentioned it does not mean that they will definitely occur in the County. It means there is a possibility of them happening and therefore all agencies within the local resilience forum have plans in place to respond to such incidents.

The Community Risk Register is the result of professional judgement from a range of contributors, historical evidence, scientific input and expert analysis in evaluating the key risks facing Northamptonshire.

Why it is relevant to you

The Community Risk Register identifies the risks that have the highest likelihood of happening in Northamptonshire.

Being aware of these and the consequences of these incidents will help you to be prepared should such an incident occur. Some may be more relevant to you than others, for example, if you live near a river, flooding is more likely to affect you. We have seen in previous years that flash flooding can happen anywhere and affect people’s homes, so it is useful for everyone to be aware of what to do.

Other consequences, such as a power cut, could affect any of us at any time, so being prepared is vital. You can also help others in your local community who are less able to help themselves.

For a copy of the Community Risk Register please email [email protected].

Last updated 10 May 2023