3. Emergency Groups

Parish and Town Councils are encouraged to spend time considering the risks in their area and preparing locally for incidents and emergencies that may affect the community. This important activity is delivered to a high standard across Somerset with support provided by all the responsible agencies.

In the absence of a Parish or Town Council, this function can be fulfilled by structured community groups in liaison with the appropriate responsible agencies.

  • If you’d like to know more about local plans in your area, get in touch with your Parish or Town Council or Community Group
  • If you’re a member of a Parish or Town Council or a Community Group and want to know more about the steps you can take, see our Communities Prepared information which includes Emergency Plan Templates
  • See our case studies pages for examples of community resilience work going on all across Somerset
  • See our Emergency Community Contacts page for how you can get involved