An emergency incident is any event or circumstance, occurring with or without warning, which causes or threatens death or injury, disruption to the community, damage to property or the environment on such a scale that the effect cannot wholly be dealt with by the emergency services, local authorities and other organisations as part of their normal day-to day activities.
Although there is no statutory responsibility for communities to plan for, respond to, or recover from emergencies, it is good practice to identify potential hazards and make simple plans on how they could respond to them.
This plan has been developed to provide resilience for the community in Sherfield Park in the pre-event phase or early stages of an emergency. The Sherfield Park Community Emergency Response Team has been formed to assist the activation of this plan and to assist the emergency services wherever possible, prior to, during and after an emergency event.
The aim of this plan is to increase resilience within the local community through developing a robust coordinated approach that compliments the plans of responding agencies.
For more details please email Cllr Will Rouse.