Author: Jacob Forgham

Dunster Community Flood Group established


Members of Dunster Parish Council have come together with volunteers and support from the Community Resilience in Somerset Partnership¬†to establish the Dunster Community Flood Group. The group now has a Sand Store, an Equipment Store plus enough equipment to help the group to tackle flooding problems in the future and protect vulnerable parishioners. For more…

New! Map of emergency shelter & support facilities in Somerset


The Somerset Local Authorities maintain a database of large facilities and trained staff across the County suitable for providing shelter and support in the event of an emergency. In addition to this we recognise that not all emergencies affect large populations and in some cases, by the time we activate our staff and resources the…

Spontaneous volunteer conference to be held in Somerset


Ignore or Enable? The Somerset Local Authorities’ Civil Contingencies Partnership is hosting a conference on May 9th at the Westlands Entertainment Venue in Yeovil to explore the role of spontaneous volunteers in an emergency. With addresses from local, national and international perspectives in both practice and academia, this will be an excellent opportunity share lessons…

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