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Emergency plan for Addington – we need your help!

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The Parish Council are updating the ‘Parish Community Self-Help Plan’ to be used in the event of an emergency affecting our community. In most cases, emergencies are dealt with by the emergency services and other key responders, such as health authorities, local authorities and utility companies, who all have well-rehearsed plans to deal with such situations. However, there may be circumstances; such as widespread flooding, heavy snow or severe storm damage, where the arrival of the emergency services and other responders could be delayed, or when essential utilities and highways access may be compromised.

Within the plan we have created a ‘Community Response Team’ of volunteers who would be willing to assist should an emergency occur. We are keen to update this team and would like to hear from members of the community who have resources, equipment or skills (e.g. 4×4 vehicles, tractors, chain saws, trained medical staff).

Any assistance you can offer would be gratefully received. If you would like to volunteer to be included in the plan as a named co-ordinator for where you live, please contact the Clerk by calling 07900 693572 or emailing