Amber Valley Borough Council has a service level agreement with Derbyshire County Council to undertake its duties in line with the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. As part of this agreement, an emergency planning officer works at Amber Valley for 1.5 days per week. Support on other issues such as risk assessment (e.g. hazardous site plans) is also provided by Derbyshire County Council.

Emergency planning is part of the regulations team based at Amber Valley town hall. The aim of the service is to prepare emergency plans and make arrangements to protect people and the environment in Amber Valley or reduce the impact on them from an emergency. These plans are designed to give guidance to local authorities, emergency services and other agencies so they can act quickly to provide support to those involved in a major incident in Amber Valley.

Liaison takes place on a regular basis with the police, fire, ambulance and health services in preparing emergency plans. Joint training and rehearsals take place with these services and other agencies to ensure that these plans will work.

Planning for emergencies ensures that we can better communicate and co-ordinate our efforts.

Our service is complementary to, and does not replace that provided by the emergency services.

Out of hours (emergencies only): 01773 841414

Derbyshire Resilience Partnership

The Derbyshire Resilience Partnership is responsible for the overall direction and policies of emergency planning and preparation for Derby City and Derbyshire to ensure the effective delivery of the duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. The DRP has a dedicated website, Derbyshire Prepared, where you can find information and advice to help you better prepare if there was an emergency in the county.

Emergency contacts

Life threatening emergency
Telephone: 999

Amber Valley Borough Council
Telephone: 01773 570222
For out of hours emergencies please telephone 01773 841414

Derbyshire County Council Emergency Planning Division
Telephone: 01629 538364

Maintenance and Control of Non Main River Flood Defences
Telephone: 01773 570222

Foul Sewage Problem - Severn Trent Water Authority
Telephone:  0800 783 4444

Water on the highway - Derbyshire County Council
Telephone:  01629 533190

Derbyshire Fire Service (for pumping out)
Telephone: 01332 771221

Environment Agency Floodline (advice on river levels)
Telephone: 0345 988 1188

Met Office
Telephone: 0870 900 0100 or 01392 885680

Fallen tree on a road, not endangering life
Derbyshire County Council 01629 533190

Fallen tree on a road where life is in danger, or fallen tree onto property where life is in danger
Call 999

Unsafe structure overhanging a public highway
Fire and Rescue Service via 999

General flooding of land
wait for the water to subside and do not enter flood water.

Flooding with a risk to life
Fire and Rescue Service via 999

Flooding with risk of property damage
Amber Valley Borough Council 01773 570222

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 570222 or email enquiry@ambervalley.gov.uk