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HEREWITH A COPY OF THE LATEST UPDATE (JANUARY 2019) OF BISHOPSTONE'S EMERGENCY PLAN

What is an emergency?

An emergency/major incident is any event or circumstance (happening with or without warning) that causes or threatens death or injury, disruption to the community, or damage to property or to the environment on such a scale that the effect cannot be dealt with by the emergency services, local authorities and other organisations as part of their normal day-to-day activities.

How will we deal with an emergency?

For the purposes of emergency planning the village is sub-divided into hamlet areas with Area Representatives. The role of the Area Representative is primarily to help coordinate action in the village, but they are an essential link in the chain of communication to householders. They will coordinate voluntary action within their areas and provide advice. They work to the Emergency Planning Coordinator (EPC) who has a Community Response Group (CRG) that is made up of the Area Representatives, the Flood Wardens and Parish Council representation. Their details are on a separate page.

What sort of emergencies are considered?

The types of emergencies that would have an impact on the community are:

  • Flooding
  • Snow/Ice
  • Power Failure
  • Blocked Roads
  • Communication Failure – phone and internet
  • Water Failure
  • Sewage – both septic tank and main sewage to sewage plants

or any combination of one or more of these situations.