What is the Cheshire Resilience Forum?

Cheshire Resilience is here to prepare for, respond to and recover from any emergency. We bring together your local emergency services, National Health Service and local authorities, plus other agencies who can help to prepare and respond to any event.

Under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) every part of the United Kingdom was required to establish a Local Resilience Forum – a multi-agency group covering a policing area which shares information and resources, and respond together to an incident.

Cheshire Resilience will not offer immediate information in the event of an emergency.
Our aim is to work together to protect your community and make Cheshire the best prepared place it can be for any emergency.

Preparation and planning for emergencies: responsibilities of responder agencies and others

Category 1 responders are organisations at the core of the response to most emergencies (the emergency services, local authorities, NHS bodies).

Category 2 organisations (the Health and Safety Executive, transport and utility companies) are ‘co-operating bodies’. They are less likely to be involved in the heart of planning work, but will be heavily involved in incidents that affect their own sector.

More about the responsibilities of these organisations can be found here.

Category 1

  • Cheshire Constabulary
  • NHS England
  • NHS Cheshire and Merseyside
  • North West Ambulance Service (NWAS)
  • Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • UK Health Security Agency (UK HSA)
  • Environment Agency
  • British Transport Police
  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
  • Cheshire East Council
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Halton Borough Council
  • Warrington Borough Council

Category 2

  • Utility Companies
    • United Utilities
    • Cadent Gas
    • National Grid Gas Transmission Network
    • British Telecom
    • Virgin Media
    • Scottish Power Energy Networks
    • Electricity North West
    • Severn Trent Water
  • Government Agencies
    • Health and Safety Executive
    • Food Standards Agency
    • Highways England
  • Travel Companies
    • Virgin Rail
    • Northern Rail
    • Arriva
  • Ports
    • Manchester Ship Canal
    • Liverpool Port Health Authority
    • Voluntary Agencies