Partnership approach to resilience in capital

Organisations across Edinburgh are set to gather for a three-day series of events focusing on how to minimise the impact of major incidents and identify potential risks in the city.

The seventh annual 'Community Resilience Week', taking place from Monday 30 March to Wednesday 1 April, will bring together businesses, public agencies and the voluntary sector to discuss ways of being better prepared for significant disruptions. 

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, has organised the events, which will take place at the City Chambers. The week starts with a Roundtable Event, bringing together experts from across the UK to discuss various aspects relating to keeping businesses operating.

Tuesday will see various presentations covering a wide range of topics including; radicalisation, sustainability, supply chain business continuity, cyber security and critical infrastructure.

A cross sector exercise focused on physical security will take place in the afternoon.

Community Safety Leader, Cllr Cammy Day, said: "It’s very important that businesses and public agencies are prepared for emergencies, whether they are security alerts or severe weather.

“These events will help to share best practice help to minimise the impact of major incidents in the city.”

Chief Superintendent Mark Williams said: "Edinburgh is one of the most dynamic and safest cities in the UK but it is imperative that we do not become complacent about the importance of security and the continued need for vigilance and preparation around major incidents.

"The annual Community Resilience Week is a crucial platform where those with an interest in business continuity and counter terrorism can come together to exchange ideas and share good practice."

Find out more about Community Resilience Week on the Council website.

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