In extreme conditions such as heavy snow and flooding, there is a possibility that the emergency services may not be able to reach the scene immediately. In such circumstances, the initial response may rely entirely on local people. To co-ordinate such activity, some councils have formulated a Community Emergency Plan to help their community to prepare for an emergency and reduce its impact. The idea is that local communities may know about particular hazards and problems that affect an area, be aware of individuals who might need assistance in an emergency, and have access to people, resources or buildings that allow them to respond more effectively to specific incidents.
There is no statutory requirement for such a plan; however it is good practice and so we have created the Plumtree Parish Council Emergency Plan. As a small village, our Emergency Plan is a simple document: we are not aware of any particular hazards in the area and our location means that we are safe from flooding. However, in the event of extreme snow, a prolonged loss of power, a serious traffic incident or other emergency local people may be required to provide an initial level of support.
Plumtree Emergency Plan (abridged)
3rd December 2015 - Emergency Plan updated to Issue 5.