Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Emergency advice


Major emergency incident

Remember, in an emergency always dial 999
If there is a major emergency incident anywhere in Tees Valley the Local Authority response will be coordinated by the Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit. The unit provides an emergency planning service to the four Borough Councils of Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar & Cleveland to ensure readiness in the event of an incident. An Emergency Planning Officer is on call 24-hours per day.

Visit the Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit website

Take a look a the Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit's Community Risk Register.


Adverse weather

The UK Met Office issues warnings to the public in order for residents to prepare and protect themselves against the consequences of a severe weather event. Severe weather warnings are issued when the following conditions are expected.

  • Severe gales
  • Heavy snow
  • Heavy rain
  • Dense fog
  • Freezing rain/widespread icy roads

View the latest local weather forecast on the Met Office website.

View issued weather warnings on the Met Office website.


Help and advice during adverse weather conditions

Here, we offer general help and advice for various types of adverse weather conditions:


Threat of terrorism

We aim to make this area a safe place to live and work. The threat from international and domestic terrorism is fully appreciated and a number of multi-agency initiatives are underway to reduce the threat we all face.

There is no specific terrorist or violent extremist threat to the Teesside area, however terrorism and violent extremism remains a real and serious threat to us all.

Current terrorism threat
The UK threat from International terrorism has been reduced to substantial (an attack in the UK is a strong possibility). This is a modest reduction and still represents a high level of threat to the UK from international terrorism.

The threat from Irish related terrorism remains at substantial.

What to do if you suspect terrorist activity or there is a real threat
In the event of a terrorist, or suspected terrorist incident the following advice should be followed:

Find out practical advice about what you should consider doing in the event of a terrorist incident.

In an emergency dial: 999

Non-emergency dial: 01642 326326

Anti terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321

For additional information visit the Cleveland Police website.

Advice for business
The National Counter Terrorism Security Office offers useful information and self-assessment tools that allows businesses to self-assess, reducing the vulnerability of crowded places sites across the UK.

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that may not have necessarily considered themselves as, or even 'part of' a crowded place may find information provided by the organisation to be useful.

Visit the National Counter Terrorism Security Office website for more information.