The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Resilience Forum (CPLRF) is a multi-agency group made up of emergency services, local authorities, military, public health organisations and others who would all have a role to play should a disaster or major emergency occur.

The CPLRF has a duty under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) to produce a Community Risk Register (CRR). This document highlights risks that have the highest likelihood and potential to have significant impact to local communities resulting in wide scale disruption.

The CRR will:

  • Inform you about the highest risks in Cambridgeshire and their consequences
  • Encourage steps that can be taken to become better prepared and more resilient in your home, business and community
  • Provide you with links to organisations and websites to find out more information.

While certain risks are mentioned it does not mean that they will definitely occur in the region. It means there is a possibility of them happening and therefore all agencies within the local resilience forum have plans in place to respond to such incidents.

How is a Community Risk Register (CRR) created?

The CRR is the result of risk assessments carried out by the multi-agency resilience partnership to identify the likely risks in the area and rate them in terms of their potential impact and likelihood of occurring. The results of these assessments are used to inform the partnership and produce agreed and effective multi-agency plans and procedures.

This document is the result of professional judgement from a range of contributors, historical evidence, scientific input and expert analysis in evaluating the key risks facing the different regions.