Emergency planning

Making sure that Thames Valley is locally well-equipped and prepared to deal with emergencies is the responsibility of the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum (TVLRF) (opens new window).

Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum

  • Established in 2005.
  • Local Resilience Forums were introduced by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. This Act set a new legislative framework for civil protection in the event of emergencies in the UK. Read the Civil Contingencies Act in full (opens new window).
  • The Local Resilience Forum (LRF) publishes a Strategic Plan 2008-11, which outlines the LRF’s commitment to make sure that Thames Valley is prepared to deal with any emergency. It also outlines how the LRF equips Thames Valley to provide a coordinated response to any emergency.

LRF strategy documents

View the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum Strategic Plan 2008-11 (PDF 366 Kb - opens new window).

View the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum Pandemic Influenza Multi-Agency Strategy (PDF 391 Kb - opens new window).

Community Risk Register

The Thames Valley Community Risk Register is published by Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum, in line with the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

The Register aims to reassure communities of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes that potential hazards have been assessed and that plans are in place to respond to emergencies.

Visit the Community Risk Register website (opens new window).


For river level information, call 0845 988 1188, the Environment Agency’s Floodline. This number is open 24 hours.

Use this number to:

  • Get practical advice on what to do before, during and after flooding.
  • Find out how you can get flood warnings if there is future flooding.

Visit the Environment Agency Flood website (opens new window).

UK Resilience – for emergency practitioners

The UK Resilience website (opens new window) is run as a news and information service for emergency practitioners. It is produced by the Civil Contingencies Secretariat at The Cabinet Office.