The effects of most emergencies can be efficiently dealt with by the professional emergency services using the resources normally available to them. However, the loss of utilities (i.e. electricity, water) over a wide area, even for a short period, would create considerable problems. A community could be cut off from outside assistance and resources as a result of flooding or severe and prolonged winter weather. Fortunately, the risk of large scale disasters is very low but in recent years some communities have had to rely on their own resources for short periods of time. When such an emergency occurs it happens swiftly, leaving little time to prepare.
In conjunction with South Norfolk Council, Caistor St Edmund Parish Council has developed a community emergency plan. A questionnaire was circulated requesting offers of assistance, basic skills and equipment, also anyone who felt they may themselves need assistance in an emergency have given their contact details e.g.; prescriptions needing collecting during bad weather, delivery of bottled water etc.
All contact details are confidential and subject to data protection.
If you would like further information and/or for your details to be added to our plan, either offers of assistance/resources, or to be added to the list of parishioners who may require assistance please contact the Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org or if you prefer you are welcome to speak to our Chairman or one of our Councillors direct, contact details are listed on the Parish noticeboards and website: https://caistorstedmundpc.wordpress.com
Parish Clerk: 01508 494635
Chairman: 01508 494198