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Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit

The Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit (JEPU) is a shared service owned by all 6 local authorities in Suffolk. The purpose of the unit is to support each Suffolk local authority to discharge its statutory responsibilities relating to planning for emergencies and also to assist their internal business continuity.

It also 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 (pdf, 92 KB).

Annually, the Chief Executive of each Suffolk local authority agrees a Joint Emergency Planning Business Plan (pdf, 429 KB)

Each year the Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit compiles an Annual Report (pdf, 99 KB) covering the civil contingencies achievements across all councils against agreed priorities and highlighting key events and activities.

Who should I contact within JEPU?

(The telephone numbers given below are office hour numbers)

 01473 265321  or by  emergency.planning@suffolk.gov.uk

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

Andy Osman, Head of Emergency Planning                      01473 265332

Jon Southgate, Business Continuity Manager                   07770 687736

Ben Wilding, Recovery Planning Officer                            07776 481787

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:

Neal Evans, Deputy Head of Emergency Planning            01473 265317

Chris Blackman, Senior Emergency Planning Officer        01473 265314

West Suffolk District Council:

Steve Henthorn, District Emergency Planning Officer      07920 466340

Vince Williams, Emergency Planning Officer                    07833 234553

Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council:

Steve Henthorn, District Emergency Planning Officer      07920 466340

Freddie Gulliver, Emergency Planning Officer                    07920 466338

Ipswich Borough Council:

Ipswich Borough Council Emergency Planning webpage (external web site)

Peter Langford, District Emergency Planning Officer         01473 433410

Freddie Gulliver, Emergency Planning Officer                    07920 466338

 

East Suffolk Council:

East Suffolk Council Emergency Planning webpage (external web site)

Peter Langford, District Emergency Planning Officer          01502 523321

Keith Fawkner-Simpson, Emergency Planning Officer         01394 444453

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 conclusions are published in the Summary Report (pdf, 172 KB) and the detailed results contained in the Supplement (pdf, 1 MB) .