Withington Parish Council Community Emergency Plan

posted 20 Dec 2011, 06:01 by Nick Maton-Williams   [ updated 20 Dec 2011, 06:03 ]
The Parish of Withington forms part of the West Mercia Constabulary policing area within the heart of Shropshire. Because emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, Shropshire County Council has recommended that all Parishes formulate and agree through the Parish Council, a Community Emergency Plan.
West Mercia Local Resilience Forum, comprised of senior figures within the responding agencies has published a Community Risk Register which outlines the likelihood of significantly disrupting events.

This provides the Category One Responders (Police, Fire, Ambulance, Councils etc) with a basis on which to plan for major emergencies, and also generates impetus for joined up working in the event of such an emergency.

The resources of these agencies are necessarily limited and consequently some communities may experience delays in the restoration of normality in times of high demand on the emergency responders.

Withington Community Emergency Plan
For this reason it is important that the Parish of Withington has a Community Emergency Plan which supports self-help within the community on those occasions when the emergency services are unable to provide the normal level of service owing to “spate” conditions, or when the use of emergency resources is not appropriate to the circumstances.

The Parish of Withington forms part of the West Mercia Constabulary policing area within the heart of Shropshire. Because emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, Shropshire County Council has recommended that all Parishes formulate and agree through the Parish Council, a Community Emergency Plan.

West Mercia Local Resilience Forum, comprised of senior figures within the responding agencies has published a Community Risk Register which outlines the likelihood of significantly disrupting events.

This provides the Category One Responders (Police, Fire, Ambulance, Councils etc) with a basis on which to plan for major emergencies, and also generates impetus for joined up working in the event of such an emergency.

The resources of these agencies are necessarily limited and consequently some communities may experience delays in the restoration of normality in times of high demand on the emergency responders.

For this reason it is important that the Parish of Withington has a Community Emergency Plan which supports self-help within the community on those occasions when the emergency services are unable to provide the normal level of service owing to “spate” conditions, or when the use of emergency resources is not appropriate to the circumstances.

In case of emergency where there is immediate risk to life or property DIAL 999 and ask for the appropriate emergency service. This plan is not designed to replace the need for professional assistance.

  

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