Emergency Planning

Richmondshire District Council is responsible, in liaison with the County and other Emergency Services, for ensuring that appropriate arrangements are in place to deal with any civil emergency which may arise, ranging from local flooding to a nuclear emergency.  We recognise that there is a need for effective planning for civil emergencies, to ensure efficient and speedy management of the response to incidents between all the possible agencies. 


Preparing for Emergencies


The North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum (NYLRF) is a partnership of local agencies working together to prepare for, respond to and recover from potential major incidents and emergencies via the duties stated in the Civic Continguences Act 2004.   

NYLRF has a website where you can find information and advice to help you better prepare if there was an emergency in the county.  Follow this link: 

North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum

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When a major incident happens

In an emergency dial 999 or 112 to contact the Police, Fire and Rescue Service or Ambulance Service.


Gas - National Grid emergency line  0800 111 999 (24 hours) 
Electricity - Northern Powergrid  0800 66 88 77 (24 hours) 
Water - Yorkshire Water 0345 1 24 24 24

Should you need to contact Richmondshire District Council in an emergency between 08:45 and 17:15 please telephone 01748 829100, outside of these hours please call 01653 697737.



Environment Agency

The Environment Agency (EA) manage flooding from rivers.  It issues flood warnings, operates and maintains flood defences and responds to flooding incidents.  It also carries out routine maintenance works and advises planning authorities on the risk of flooding.

You can register with the EA to receive Floodline Warnings Direct by phone, text or email.  This is free service which you can register for via their website here or by calling 0345 988 1188.  


Affected by Flooding?

North Yorkshire County Council are the local lead flood authority.  You can access more information at their website here.

The website gives you information on: 

  • Flood recovery grants 
  • Flood recovery - advice and guidance 
  • Latest news on flooding and recovery
  • Roads affected by flooding
  • Flood risk management

Flood Re

Flood Re is a national scheme designed to help provide better access to affordable home insurance for those in high flood-risk areas across the UK.  It represents a long-term, sustainable approach to providing home insurance for those at flood risk.  

pdfPlease click here to view an information leaflet.

A list of the insurers participating in the Flood Re scheme can be found at www.floodre.co.uk 


Further Information

For further information regarding emergency planning please telephone: 01748 829100

Alternatively you can write to us at:

Richmondshire District Council, Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JX


Further Reading

Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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