Emergency Plan

West Down Community Emergency Plan

Thank you to the members of the community who attended the engagement meeting on 15th January 2024.  We got some very positive feedback and were given some useful tips on additional equipment we might need in an emergency.  A copy of presentation may be downloaded here. Community Engagement Meeting 15th Jan Final

The draft Plan may now be downloaded here.  DRAFT West Down CEP 16_01_2024 Public version

There are two version of the draft Plan.  There is a version for Community Emergency Response Team members only which contains personal individual information.

One of the most important sections in the Plan is about what you can do in advance of an emergency.  The relevant Annex from the Plan may be downloaded here.  Annex E Household Emergency Plan

A letter seeking information from the community about any skills/equipment they might have and people with any vulnerabilities has been delivered to 192 premises in West Down and the surrounding areas.  We did not get to everyone so if you want a copy you may download it here.  Letter – Skills Assets – Emergency Plan Final for Printing

Many completed forms have been dropped off at the Shop and Pub.  Thank you to those who have already responded.  From now on please email any responses to Andy Odell.

A dedicated Facebook page has been created and you may access it at:  WDEmergencyHub@yahoo.com

Thank you to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Volunterrs who attended a table top Exercise which took place in the Parish Hall on Saturday 9th March 2024.  As a result a few changes are to be made to the draft Emergency Plan which will be published as a final version in April.  There will be another exercise early in 2025.

Equipment has been purchased to support the Plan as this is held by members of the CERT.  In addition, there are dedicated Emergency Plan boxes containing further equipment held in the Parish Hall and Church Hall (Iron Room).

If you have any questions/queries then please contact andy.odell@sky.com.  Ring or text 07940 524302.

Andy Odell

EP Coordinator