Burton Bradstock Parish Council is developing a Community Emergency Response Plan and is seeking input and support from the community.
If you would like to know more and maybe participate in developing our plan as part of a small working group, please join us via Zoom at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 2 February.
Having the Plan will enhance our community’s resilience.
What do we mean by that and why is it important?
Community Resilience is defined by the Cabinet Office as: “Communities and individuals harnessing local resources and expertise to help themselves in an emergency, in a way that complements the response of the emergency services.”
Emergencies happen. Your local emergency responders will always have to prioritise those in greatest needs during an emergency, especially where life is in danger. There will be times when you may be affected by an emergency, but your life is not in immediate danger.
During this time, individuals and communities may need to rely on their own resources to ensure they are able to cope with the consequences of the emergency.
Many communities already spontaneously help one another in times of need, but previous experience has shown that those who have spent time planning and preparing for this are better able to cope and recover more quickly.
The initial discussion will decide what potential emergencies beyond flooding should be covered in the plan.
If you would like to find out more, please join us for the Zoom meeting using this link: