Executive Member - Deputy Mayor/Executive Member for Resources Minutes

Executive Member - Deputy Mayor/Executive Member for Resources Minutes

Monday 20 May 2013
2:00 p.m.
Oberhausen Room,Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Attendance Details

Councillor D Budd
Ann-Marie Johnstone and Sharron Brown
Item Number Item/Resolution

The Assistant Chief Executive submitted a report that provided an update on the Council’s compliance with the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 in relation to business continuity plan maintenance, review and exercising.


The Council had a legal duty under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to develop, maintain and exercise business continuity plans, in order to ensure that it could continue to deliver its critical services during a business interruption event. To ensure the Council complied with that duty the below plans were put in place:

  • Corporate Business Continuity plan;
  • Departmental Business Continuity plans for critical activities;
  • Flu Pandemic plan; and
  • Fuel Disruption plan.

The report outlined in futher detail information on:

  • Annual Review; and
  • Plan Testing.

The report outlined that there were two options available:

  1. Option 1 - do not take the recommended actions. This option was not recommended as it would have resulted in a failure to address and identify weaknesses within plans.
  2. Option 2 - take the recommended step to improve plan resilience. This was recommended as it would have ensured that the communications plans, needed to support a response to any fuel disruption, would be strengthened.


  1. the information provided within this report is noted;
  2. communications within the Fuel Disruption plan are strengthened; and
  3. the change programme gives due consideration to the impact of any proposals on the business continuity of critical services.



The decision was supported by the following reason:


The report ensures that the Deputy Mayor is aware of the measures that have been put in place to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

The decision(s) will come into force after five working days following the day the decision(s) were published unless the decision becomes subject to the call in procedures.
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