Friday, 23 September 2016

Vehicle Safety Manual

With the imminent arrival of our new vehicle we have compiled a safety manual for our volunteers to ensure they are using the vehicle safely on the roads. We have uploaded this onto our training page;pageID=6850571217532743935;onPublishedMenu=pages;onClosedMenu=pages;postNum=0;src=link

Kind Regards

Paul Robertson

Senior Coordinator

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Rest Centres Training Night

Our first training night back from the summer holidays was on rest centres presented by Sarah Kelly from Wiltshire Councils Emergency Planning team. Many thanks Sarah for coming along and explaining how they are activated and what functions they undertake.

Sarah has kindly issued her powerpoint slides to us which are up in our training notes section so please do take a look.

Many thanks to all who came along including our colleagues from Melksham Town Council and Melksham Without. You are always very welcome

Sarah briefing us on Rest Centres
Our vehicle is now at the coachbuilders so it will not be long now until we have a fully kitted up group.
Kind Regards
Paul Robertson
Senior CEV Coordinator

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

CEV Group Starter Pack

If having read through the pages here you've thought that your community could do with a CEV group then why not set one up. We have now produced a starter pack for other communities to learn from our experience and start your own scheme. There is nothing to stop you, whether you community is vulnerable to flooding, snow, power failure, or a range of different scenarios this pack is aimed to point you in the right direction. Whilst it is primarily written with communities in Wiltshire UK there is nothing stopping other communities in Britain or internationally from building on the work we have been doing in Bradford on Avon, and hopefully we in turn can learn lessons from you

With Climate change rapidly quickening the impact and prevalence of civil emergency events across the globe here is a chance for grass-root communities to pro-actively prepare themselves from the bottom up linking in with government agencies and the voluntary sector from the top down. Similar schemes are in operation in other countries from CERT schemes in the US to SES schemes in Australia. If you want to do more to help you community speak to your local community and help to build community resilience where you live

Starter Pack Link

Kind Regards

Paul Robertson

Senior CEV Co-ordinator

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Getting Ready For Winter...

Our grant from SSEPD Resilience Fund has allowed us to purchase 3 push along gritters for gritting the steep footpaths we find round Bradford on Avon. Many thanks to SSEPD for this very useful kit. If you are a community resilience group based in the UK check to see if your regional power supplier runs a resilience grant scheme. You have a chance to purchase some real performance enhancing kit

2 of our three new gritters outside our storage container

We have also just taken delivery of 13 Lifejackets for use in our flood warden role. This is very important safety equipment for our volunteers ensuring they can undertake their role safely

A newly arrived Lifejacket with our gritters

Our team is now better prepared than it has been to face whatever challenges the UK weather might throw at us

Kind Regards

Paul Robertson