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September is Preparedness Month!


When people talk about risks and emergencies, you may think of recent events such as UK storms and flooding, the COVID-19 pandemic, the refugee crisis or global disasters. What if we told you that being prepared is not just for those head-line grabbing incidents? Power cuts, water main bursts, gas leaks, fires, transport strikes and…

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…

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…

Time to get prepared with the latest advice and guidance


Although winter weather and snow can be fun for some, it can be hazardous to our health and well-being as well as disrupting to our daily lives. Being prepared at home and in our communities will help to minimise those impacts and keep you well this winter. Top Tips! Whether you’re at home, work or…

Community Resilience Day 2019 Feedback


Somerset Prepared Community Resilience Day Thursday the 24th October 2019  Junction 24 Conference Centre, Bridgwater, TA6 6DF Thank you to all of those who were able to attend the Community Resilience Day, we hope you found it insightful and useful. Please fill out the feedback form below so we are able to provide the most…

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…

Get Ready for Summer! Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun


With the forecast suggesting warmer temperatures and while we look forward to summer, it’s important to remember that the effects of long spells of hot weather can be hazardous to health. This is especially the case with vulnerable groups, such as the very young, the elderly and the seriously ill. If there is an average…

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…

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