Emergency planning to be reviewed
EMERGENCY planning procedures are being reviewed in Upper Beeding, to ensure the village is prepared in a crisis.
New Government guidelines mean parish councils need to get as many residents as possible involved.
A new emergency committee, chaired by Miles Carey, has been set up to develop a Community Resilience Plan, which will review and update the last emergency plan, made in 2011.
They will consider the kind of emergencies the village might face and plan what measures could put in place to help deal with them.
Details such as places of shelter, helicopter landing sites and doctors’ surgeries are collated in a centrally held document.
The council has been told the public has to be more involved in developing and testing the plan, and that it has to include actions to assist the community to return to normal as soon as possible after an emergency.
Villagers are asked to go along to the annual parish meeting at Bramber and Beeding Village Hall on April 18 to find out more. There will be briefings on the emergency plan, including an array of speakers. Refreshments are available from 7pm and the meeting starts at 7.30pm.
To help with emergency planning, Horsham District Council is preparing a database of vulnerable people. Visit www.horsham.gov.uk/community/5974.aspx
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