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Free Emergency Planning Event – Richmond
December 15, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free Event – BOOK ONLINE NOW
Has your community suffered from flooding, extreme weather, fire or any kind of emergency?
Are you worried about how your community might cope if it did?
Come along to our Emergency Planning Information Event
Date and time: Friday 15 December 12.30pm – 3pm
Location: Richmond Town Hall, Market Place, Richmond DL10 4QL
Why do you need an emergency plan?
Emergency Plans can cover anything from designating a community building as a refuge centre, recruiting volunteers to check on vulnerable residents or identifying the owners of useful vehicles. They equip community leaders to organise an effective response to an emergency, and help local residents to understand what they need to do should the worst happen.
We are working with North Yorkshire County Council’s Community Resilience Team to help rural communities across the county put vital Emergency Plans in place.
At our Emergency Planning Information event you will:
- Find out more about what is involved in creating a Community Emergency Plan
- Hear about the expert support that is available to help you
- Learn from communities who have gone through the process themselves.
There will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have, and we will be updating you on our work to help individual households put their own Emergency Plans together.
Who should attend?
Community leaders and parish council members, or anyone interested in ensuring their community is prepared in the event of an emergency of any kind.
We would welcome representatives of any groups who have already developed a Community Emergency Plan and would be willing to speak about their experience of it at the event – please get in touch!
The event is completely free and light refreshments will be included. To help us with catering arrangements, please book a place online, email our Emergency Planning Officer, James Russell, or call 01904 704 177. Please contact us if you have any specific dietary or access requirements that we should know about.
- 12.00pm: Registration and lunch, tea, coffee and soft drinks
- 12.30pm: Presentations start, with an opportunity for questions at the end
- 2.30pm: Networking and one-to-one advice
- 3.00pm: Event closes
Venue and travel details
By public transport
The nearest railway station is Darlington, which is connected to Richmond by the X26/X27 bus service, which runs every 20 minutes during the day and takes 35 minutes to make the journey. Full timetable details can be found on the Arriva Bus website.
Richmond is easily accessible by car, being less than five miles from the A1(M). The Town Hall is situated on Market Place in the centre of the town.
Medium- and long-stay car parks can be found at Fosse (DL10 4JR), Yorke Square (DL10 4RG), and Nun’s Close (DL10 4UN), all within a 10-15 minute walk of the Town Hall. Full details of car parking locations and charges can be found via this link (PDF).
We want to make this event accessible to as many people as possible – if you need support with travel costs please contact us as we may be able to help.
The Emergency Planning Project is made possible thanks to the support of the North Yorkshire Recovery Fund and Two Ridings Community Foundation.