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EIR1635 / September 2023 / Biodiversity

Our ref: EIR1635

6th September 2023

Thank you for your request under the Environmental Information Regulations.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does not hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 - I am surveying wildlife in the Brightlingsea area and trying to assess the risk to biodiversity by fire. Has there been any risk assessments of the local area i.e. fields or woodlands, ease of access for appliances, high risk areas etc. and if so are you able to give details. I appreciate most of this may be common sense but any comments would be useful

We do perform an environmental risk assessment at incidents.

These risks are then notified to the Environment Agency at the time of the incident.

We are not aware of any risks to biodiversity in the Brightlingsea area.

The Station Manager for Brightlingsea, xxxxxxxxxx has indicated his interest in understanding any risks within the local area and is happy for you to contact him so he can gain an understanding and support where we can.

Email address for Station Manager supplied in original version 

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