Efforts are well underway to ensure that towns and parishes in Tendring are ready to support their residents in the event of a major incident.

Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Emergency Planning Team is offering them help and advice to prepare for such a situation.

TDC held its first resilience event with towns and parishes in December 2012 and have been working with and supporting them in the preparation of their own Generic Emergency Plans.

Now the first six to return a completed – or near complete – plan have been awarded with a Community Emergency Pack.

They were presented to Alresford Parish Council; Brightlingsea Town Council; Elmstead Parish Council; Frating Parish Council; St Osyth Parish Council and Weeley Parish Council at a workshop at Weeley on June 10.

The packs were handed over by Lynda McWilliams, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Partnerships.

“TDC’s Emergency Planning Team is working with a number of groups and organisations so that they will be able to support their community in the event of an emergency,” she said.

“This may be extreme weather such as heavy snowfall, high rainfall or flooding, high temperatures or some other kind of incident.

“Town and parish councils across the District are putting Emergency Plans together and the first six to come back to us have been presented with a Community Emergency Pack to assist them in their response arrangements.”

Cllr McWilliams said the team is also working closely with caravan and holiday parks in Tendring.

“It is essential that we are all as well prepared as possible when the worst happens, so that we can work together to deal with that situation and an Emergency Plan is a vital part of the process,” she added.

News from Tendring District Council


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