Author: Lucy Dyble

Are You Weather Ready?


With the amazing weather we have been having recently, it is important to make sure you are weather ready. In the summer there is a risk of heatwaves. If there is an average temperature of 30°C during the day and 15°C at night, forecast or happening for two days and a night, it will trigger a…

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2021


17th May – 21st May 2021 Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) is the BCI’s annual global campaign to raise awareness of the resilience profession and demonstrate the value of effective business continuity management to organisations of all types and sizes. We have all been dealing with some major business continuity issues over the past year,…

Can You Help Us?


We are on the look out for people who own/manage Hotels,B&Bs and Holiday Parks who would be willing to open their doors if we needed to provide emergency overnight accommodation to individuals needing to evacuate during an emergency. As well as having our registered rest centres and places of safety this would provide us with…

Offering Help? Covid 19


If you are keen to get involved there is a platform called Corona Helpers , each group (volunteer group, town or parish council etc.) can register their organisation on this platform which Spark oversee as looking for volunteers. Spark also have volunteers who register on the same platform and they are linked together. Here is…

Covid 19 – What You Need To Know


What is Covid 19? A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune…

September is Preparedness Month!


When people talk about emergencies you may think of recent tragic events such as the attacks on London and Manchester, recent UK storms and flooding, the Nepal earthquake, the Indonesian tsunami or other global disasters. What if we told you that being prepared is not just for those head-line grabbing incidents? Power cuts, water main…

Have you been impacted by flooding?


SWIM is a straightforward, web-based system which allows Members of the Public, Flood Wardens and Flood Risk Management Authorities to enter details about property flooding in one place. The system can be a used to aid multiple agencies in their combined response to flooding both during an event and after. Information about flooding can provide…

Malicious Threats


Following an incident that occurred on the 5th of March regarding three improvised explosive devices which were sent by mail to transport hubs in London. Although it is highly unlikely that suspicious mail will be sent to residential houses, it is important that we all stay vigilant. Delivered items can include letters, packets and parcels…

Business in the Community: Would You Be Ready?


This week is Would You Be Ready? Week – an initiative led by Business in the Community (BITC) to help businesses prevent potentially devastating consequences due to a lack of effective cyber security. BITC is challenging businesses from every sector to take its free five-minute Readiness Test to help you gauge how at risk your…

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