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Home > News > Elmsett becomes 16th Babergh community with Emergency Plan

Elmsett becomes 16th Babergh community with Emergency Plan

Posted by on 2 November 2017 | Comments

Elmsett has become the 16th community in Babergh to complete and adopt a Community Emergency Plan, preparing the village for anything this winter.

The village’s Emergency Plan Committee was visited by Emergency Planning Officer Sue Herne on Wednesday 1 November, who presented them with an Emergency Planning Pack, to help them support their community during an incident

Elmsett joins a group of 15 other parishes in Babergh to have adopted a Community Emergency Plan, with eight more currently working on their own plans.

Community Emergency Plans are created by Community Emergency Planning Group which enable them to support their communities during an incident as well as supporting the emergency services. They also help community leaders understand the response from other organisations, including the fire service, police and local authorities, putting them in touch with officers in each organisation that can help them.

The Emergency Planning Pack that was presented to Elmsett Community Emergency Planning Group included:

  • Four high visibility vests
  • A first aid kit
  • A disposable camera
  • A compact wind-up radio
  • A wind up torch and charger
  • Four solar blankets
  • Eight water purification tablets
  • Four biros
  • Four pads of paper
  • 16 hand wipes
  • A pair of rubber glovers
  • An emergency whistle
  • A waterproof document wallet

Any communities that are interested can get more information emailing the Emergency Planning team.

Cllr Sue Ayres, Babergh District Council’s Emergency Planning Lead, said: “We are lucky to live in some of the most peaceful and beautiful landscape in the country, but even here our communities can be effected by any number of emergencies: by putting a plan in place Elmsett are prepared to meet them and I want to congratulate them on the hard work they have put in. Alan Newman has done an excellent job leading the Community Emergency Planning Group on this and as a result their community is safer and better prepared than ever.”