Get Ready for Winter – How Prepared are You?

Published

13th September 2019

Angus Council’s Resilience Team is holding a workshop this month aimed at equipping Angus communities with the knowledge and skills to Prepare, Respond and Recover when Winter falls.

The Get Ready for Winter workshop will be at Eassie & Nevay Hall, Balkeerie, Eassie, DD8 1SQ, on Wednesday 25 September 2019, from 6.30pm to 9pm.

The impacts of severe weather and other emergencies can have significant and sometimes devastating effects on communities. There is no time like the present for local groups to start work to ensure their community is fully prepared and ready to both respond and recover in advance of any incident.

Joint planning, involving the emergency services, the Council, NHS, utilities firms and other voluntary groups AND communities is vital. It is essential that every organisation is familiar, not just with each other’s role, but with what the community can do.

The session will –

  • Provide an opportunity to consider community resilience plans (formal and informal arrangements)
  • Outline the community role in being Ready For Winter
  • Explain the role of the statutory agencies, partners and community groups
  • Highlight knowledge sharing opportunities
  • Advise how plans fit together – Command & Control
  • State how everyone works together – with “eyes and ears” in the community

This short workshop provides an excellent opportunity for community groups to make sure they are “match-fit” and ready for whatever comes this winter.

Anyone interested in attended should contact Fiona McDonald resilience@angus.gov.uk no later than Friday 20 September to book a space.

Angus Council

Angus Council works to create strong secure communities, an enterprising workforce, and sustainable development over the range of public services for which it has responsibility. We are a customer and citizen focused organisation and work to deliver accessible, effective and efficient services for the county\'s population.

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