West Berkshire Council

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)

About AWE in West Berkshire, our off-site plan, and information for residents in an emergency

West Berkshire is home to two Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) sites, located in Aldermaston and Burghfield.
Both sites are managed by AWE Plc.

In an emergency

Refer to the instructions and advice in the REPPIR Public Information Leaflet:

How we prepare and respond

West Berkshire Council has a responsibility to develop an off-site plan to comply with Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001 (REPPIR).

A multi-agency AWE Off-Site Planning Group, led by West Berkshire Council, meets throughout the year. 
The group:

The leaflet is distributed to properties within the Detailed Emergency Planning Zone and gives information and advice about what to do if there is an emergency at either of the sites.

The group is also directly involved or has representation on the following groups:

Who To Contact