The purpose of this plan is to:
Provide a framework within which the Parish Council can support residents in case of a major incident
Bring together valuable information concerning equipment, materials and expertise which may be available to residents under such circumstances.
To provide community support to the emergency services if required.
Major Incidents anticipated include:
- severe weather
- lengthy power cuts
Communications within the village will be by mobile phone, landlines and the Stop Press service if appropriate.
Flood and fire could have limited impact and victims may be supported by family and friends. Should it be necessary to open an emergency shelter the Village Hall or Clubhouse will be opened. The PC will attempt to ensure that the whereabouts of evacuated residents will be recorded
Severe weather events could leave the village cut off for some time. Should such an event last longer than 48 hours, local residents with suitable vehicles will be contacted and asked to assist in obtaining medical supplies and other essentials to be brought into the village.
Lengthy power cuts with the related loss of the water supply. Under these circumstances, the PC will endeavour to offer shelter, heat, food and drink to vulnerable residents who cannot be kept warm and fed in their homes.
In any emergency the PC will endeavor to support all residents in whatever way it can and to keep liaise with all local support services. A member of the Council will take on the role of Co-ordinator and we know they will receive as much help as others can give.
The PC considers it is important for it to keep, and regularly update, a list of local contacts who are able to offer expertise or useful equipment.