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Holcombe Emergency Plan

In extreme conditions such as heavy snow and flooding, there is a possibility that the emergency services may not be able to reach the scene immediately. In such circumstances, the initial response may rely entirely on local people. To co-ordinate such activity, some councils have formulated a Community Emergency Plan to help their community to prepare for an emergency and reduce its impact. The idea is that local communities may know about particular hazards and problems that affect an area, be aware of individuals who might need assistance in an emergency, and have access to people, resources or buildings that allow them to respond more effectively to specific incidents.

There is no statutory requirement for such a plan; however it is good practice and so we have created the Holcombe Parish Council Emergency Plan. As a small village, our Emergency Plan is a simple document. However, in the event of extreme snow, flooding, a prolonged loss of power, a serious traffic accident or other emergency, local people may be required to provide an initial level of support.