Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit (JEPU)

The Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit is a shared service owned by all 8 local authorities in Suffolk.  Its purpose is to support each Suffolk local authority to discharge is statutory responsibilities relating to planning for emergencies and also to assist their internal business continuity.

The Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit provides the routine local authority input to the Suffolk Resilience Forum.

The Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit is a formal partnership established by legal agreement.

Click HERE to view the legal agreement (pdf, 230 KB) 

 

Each year, the Chief Executives of each Suffolk local authority agree a Joint Business Plan and budget for the Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit. 

Click HERE to view the Business Plan for 2017 / 18 (pdf, 575 KB) 

Each year the Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit compiles an Annual Report covering the civil contingencies achievements across all councils against agreed priorities and highlights key events and activities, click HERE to see the 2016 / 2017 report (pdf, 294 KB)

Contact the Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit

By Phone - 01473 265321 (office hours) or by e-mail - emergency.planning@suffolk.gov.uk

Who should can I contact within JEPU?

(The telephone numbers given below are office hour numbers)

A small central team coordinates emergency planning and business continuity across Suffolk councils as follows:

Andy Osman, Head of Emergency Planning                    01473 265332

Rick Thornton, Business Continuity Manager                  01473 260439

Stuart Gough, Business Support Coordinator                  01473 265321

Staff within the Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit are nominated to be the first public point of contact for Suffolk local authorities as follows:

Suffolk County Council  

Please click HERE to go to the Suffolk County Council Emergency Planning webpages (external web site)

Neal Evans, Deputy Head of Emergency Planning           01473 265317

Chris Blackman, Senior Emergency Planning Officer      01473 265314

Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council:

Please click HERE to go to the Forest Heath District Council Emergency Planning webpage (external web site)

Please click HERE to go to the St Edmundsbury Borough Council Emergency Planning webpage (external web site)

Steve Henthorn, District Emergency Planning Officer             01284 758460 (FHDC and St Eds)

Claire Weller, Emergency Planning Officer                            01284 758461(FHDC and St Eds)

Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council:

Please click HERE to go to the Babergh District Council Emergency Planning webpage (external web site)

Please click HERE to go to the Mid Suffolk District Council Emergency Planning webpage (external web site)

Steve Henthorn, District Emergency Planning Officer 01473 825884(BDC), 01449 724851(MSDC)       

Sue Herne, Emergency Planning Officer 01473 826635(BDC), 01449 724851(MSDC)

Ipswich Borough Council:

Please click HERE to go to the Ipswich Borough Council Emergency Planning webpage (external web site)

Peter Langford, District Emergency Planning Officer         01473 433410

 Emily Roden, Emergency Planning Officer                    01473 433431

Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council:

Please click HERE to go to the Suffolk Coastal District Council Emergency Planning webpage (external web site)

Please click HERE to go to the Waveney District Council Emergency Planning webpage (external web site)

Peter Langford, District Emergency Planning Officer           01502 523321(WDC and SCDC)

Keith Fawkner-Simpson, Emergency Planning Officer       01394 444453(SCDC and WDC)

 

Peer Review

A peer review was completed in early 2016 to provide feedback on how the range of services delivered by JEPU is perceived by our stakeholders, what works well and to identify where improvements could be made.  The summary report can be found here and the detailed results of the survey can be found in the supplement here