Winter is coming and with it more risk of flooding and extreme weather. Rural communities and remote communities are particularly at risk, but planning ahead can potentially save lives and reduce the impact of disasters.
Has your community suffered from flooding, extreme weather, fire or any kind of emergency?
Do you have a plan for how your community would cope if it did?
Come along to Community First Yorkshire’s free emergency planning information event for Richmondshire communities on Friday 15 December in Richmond.
James Russell, Development Officer with Community First Yorkshire, is working with North Yorkshire County Council’s Community Resilience Team to help rural communities across Richmondshire put vital Emergency Plans in place.
“Emergency plans equip community leaders to organise an effective response to an emergency, and help local residents to understand what they need to do to help each other should the worst happen.
Covering anything from setting up a refuge centre in a community building, and recruiting volunteers to check on vulnerable residents, to identifying the owners of useful vehicles, emergency plans provide a roadmap for communities struggling to deal with potential disasters.”
Community leaders and parish council members, or anyone interested in community planning, are invited to attend the free, half day event. Find out what a community plan covers, hear about the expert support available to help your community put one in place, and learn from other communities who have gone through the process themselves. If you already have an emergency plan in place, come and share your experience with other communities.
Find out more by calling James Russell on 01904 704177 or email email@example.com. Lunch will be provided.
Book your place here.
The Emergency Planning Project is made possible thanks to the support of the North Yorkshire Recovery Fund and Two Ridings Community Foundation.
Media contacts: Louise Ennis / Jo Fox 01904 704177