Everleigh Emergency Response Plan

ANNEX A TO EWERP

DATED DECEMBER 2019

EVERLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

Ruspers, The Street, Everleigh, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3EY

Tel 01264 852731 e-mail: bottomleyd687@hotmail.co.uk

Dear Everleigh Residents,

EVERLEIGH VILLAGE EMERGENCY PLAN – AIDE MEMOIRE

All major emergencies will be dealt with by the emergency services, local authorities, utilities and voluntary agencies in a combined response. The Everleigh Village Emergency Plan is not intended to be a substitute for these services and, on an emergency situation arising, the first action should always be to contact the emergency services by dialling 999.

The purpose of our plan is to cater for extreme circumstances (for example heavy snowfall) that might prevent the emergency services from reaching the scene immediately. In such cases the initial response may rely entirely on Everleigh residents. To co-ordinate such activity, we have created the Everleigh Parish Council Emergency Aide Memoire. You may wish to keep this document somewhere handy (by the phone). You may also wish to keep your personal and medical details in a convenient location in case they are required in an emergency.

Seperately, published on the village web site (www.everleigh.org) is the Everleigh Winter Emergency Response Plan (EWERP) which contains more detailed planning particularly in respect of heavy snow.

We are not aware of any particular hazards in the area and our location means that we are safe from flooding. However, in the event of extreme snow, a prolonged loss of power, a serious traffic incident or other emergency local people may be required to provide an initial level of support. Two Parish Councillors have become Emergency Co-ordinators. The intent is to create a list of villagers who would be prepared to assist in:

  • Access clearing: people skilled in the use of and in possession of chain saws,

tractors, snow clearing equipment and 4 wheeled drive vehicles.

  • Medical aid: people either with a medical qualification or basic first aid.
  • Welfare: people to assist those who require comfort and support.

If you feel you would be able to assist or have experience of dealing with real emergency situations then please contact the Parish Council.

Denis Bottomley

Chairman, Everleigh Parish Council December 2019

Enclosure:

1. Everleigh Village Emergency Plan – Aide Memoire