The Plan considers the following types of emergency, to which it details possible responses:

  • Localised flooding following heavy rain
  • Mains electricity power failure during cold weather conditions
  • Major utilities failure (gas explosion, contamination of water supply)
  • Snow/ice on footways, pavement, car parks
  • Storm damage, particularly fallen trees closing roads
  • Landslip
  • Fire

It contains a list of community resources (physical stocks as well as people and organisations), temporary places of safety and the location of vulnerable members of the community. There is a list of contacts for statutory authorities, agencies, emergency services, etc.

You can download the full version of the resilience plan as a PDF document.

In an emergency, members of a Community Response Group would assume responsibility for initiating actions. As many members of the Group as were available would convene at the People’s Hall and initiate appropriate actions depending on the nature of the emergency. Practical actions could include assembling volunteers, contacting persons with necessary equipment, arranging for visits to vulnerable areas or persons, making arrangements for preparing the temporary place of shelter, enlisting help to collect and distribute supplies, sandbags, erecting road signs, communicating with local radio stations, placing information on social media, etc. The Group would liaise with the emergency services, County and District Councils, Sedbergh Medical Centre and local organisations.