Cromer

What would you do in an emergency?

Just Regional
Feb 6, 2013 2 mins read

 

Communities in North Norfolk are being encouraged to form emergency teams, with the chance of a free help pack from the district council.

North Norfolk District Council is hoping that its new community resilience workshops will reinvigorate community spirit and encourage people to “help themselves” and be better prepared in the event of an emergency.

Local residents and representative from partner agencies, including the Environment Agency, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, the British Red Cross and HM Coastguard  joined the council’s  civil contingencies manager, Richard Cook, at Sandy Hills Café in Sea Palling on January 28 for the first workshop

Now the council is offering the first three communities that create and publish their community resilience plans a free emergency pack. This includes solar blankets, a first aid kit, high-vis jackets and other useful items. They will also be entitled to a free, enhanced emergency pack.  This includes extra items such a heavy duty dry bag and a set of two-way radios.

Funding may be available through the North Norfolk Big Society Fund.

 

For more information and for advice, support and guidance contact Richard Cook on 01263 516172 or visit http://www.northnorfolk.org/environment/3235.asp

 

Further information can be found at www.norfolkprepared.gov.uk and www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/content/community-resilience

 

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