All major emergencies are dealt with by the Emergency Services, Local Authorities, Utilities and Voluntary Agencies, in a combined response. However, in extreme conditions such as flooding and heavy snow, there is a possibility that the emergency services may not be able to reach the scene immediately. In such circumstances, like the floods of 2007, the initial response may rely entirely on local people.
Following the floods of 2007, Walkeringham Parish Council formulated a Community Emergency Plan, which will be initiated should it be thought a major emergency may occur again, in the village. This plan provides a framework for giving assistance to residents in the event of a village wide emergency. The Community Emergency Plan helps a community prepare for an emergency and minimise its impact on those people affected. Included in this plan is an emergency store which contains equipment that may be needed in the event of an emergency e.g., sandbags, sand, torches and wheelbarrows. There are also places of safety identified within the plan, should evacuation of premises be required, and a list of volunteers who are willing to help.
In the event of an emergency and/or to access these, then please contact the following:
West Moor Road
|Deputy Co-ordinator||Malcolm Dilly||7 Minster Road|
If these cannot be contacted then please call :