Community Emergency Plan

Worth Parish Council is preparing a Community Emergency Plan to provide advice and guidance to our local community (villages of Copthorne and Crawley Down) both in advance of and during any significant and/or local emergency. 

Although not required by law, Parish Councils can play a vital role during and after a local incident. The Community Emergency Plan will be designed to compliment those of emergency responders (emergency services and Mid Sussex District Council). 

By planning in advance, Worth Parish Council can help coordinate local response activities. By being prepared and being able to respond to an emergency can often help people recover more quickly and make communities more resilient. 

Are you a local business, voluntary group or individual that can help support your community in an emergency? Are you able to offer valuable assistance? Such as: 

  • checking on vulnerable people
  • collecting provisions or prescriptions
  • clear snow or trees (you may own a chainsaw or 4x4)
  • distribute water
  • provide shelter or food and drinks 

If so, you can be included on the Local Skills and Resource Register. This is a register of knowledge, skills, expertise and specialist equipment within the community. We understand circumstances change, so there is no obligation to help. What it means is that you may receive a call to find out if the assistance you have offered is still available and if you are able to help.

Please use this form if you wish to sign up. Or email us at 

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What You Can Do To Prepare For An Emergency

West Sussex County Council has prepared a wealth of information about how to best prepare yourself for an emergency. There is also a Household Emergency Plan that can be downloaded.

Household Emergency Plan

Further Information

Rough Sleeping
Mid Sussex District Council work in partnership with the outreach service Turning Tides to support residents who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping in Mid Sussex.

This service may not be aware of everyone so if anyone knows of a rough sleeper in Mid Sussex then Mid Sussex District Council can be alerted by completing a Streetlink referral. 

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