This Parish Emergency Plan is not a substitute for actions taken in these situations by District, County or National emergency services, but experience has shown that locally focussed preparation and action can be immensely valuable.
By “emergency” we mean an event such as –
Flood, regardless of source;
Major power failure (not scheduled) likely to last more than 6 hours;
Water cuts (not scheduled) like to last more 6 hours;
Major interruption to road access (snow, flood, accident, bridge breakdown);
A major hazard (e.g. burning vehicle with a dangerous load within the Parish or an adjoining Parish);
Getting information out to residents which may be urgent and managing the situation from a single central local point is a vital part of this plan. All residents who have already given permission for their phone or email to be used for this purpose can now be sent a text, voicemail or email message in the event of an emergency. The system has already been used to good effect in the snowy conditions in January 2010.
For a copy of the local emergency plan download the Parish Emergency Plan here:
If there is anything you would like to add, or be considered by the Parish Council please click here.