Emergency Plan

West Down Community Emergency Plan

Thank you to the members of the community who attended the engagement meeting on 15th January.  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

Please note that it will remain a draft until after an exercise has taken place in March – more about that below.  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.

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

Finally, there will be an Exercise taking place in the Parish Hall on Saturday 9th March starting at 9 am.  If you would like to get involved please save the date and give your details to the Coordinator (see below).  We will run through a few likely scenarios with a view to seeing if the Plan is fit for purpose and the Community Emergency Response Team knows its roles and duties. Specific details to follow early in March.  We understand the Fire Brigade and police will be present.  The event will last about 3 hours and be followed by a buffet lunch.

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

Andy Odell

EP Coordinator