Worth Parish Council's Community Emergency Plan provides support, advice and guidance to the 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. This Community Emergency Plan is designed to complement 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.
Vulnerable Residents in The Parish
There are people in all communities that are seen as potentially vulnerable in an emergency or crisis. For example, children, the elderly, those with mobility difficulties, those who receive care from relatives, the homeless (this list is not exhaustive).
Many of our vulnerable residents will be known to existing service providers (people who live or are present in vulnerable establishments such as schools, nursing homes or day centres).
There will be others who, for a variety of reasons, are more difficult to identify – such as those who live in the community as individuals, visitors to the area or the homeless. Contingency arrangements are needed to ensure they are not overlooked. Therefore, Worth Parish Council will hold a list of vulnerable individuals in the Parish. So, if we are faced with a local emergency, we can ensure that we help those who need it most.
If you know of anyone in the Parish who you deem as vulnerable and would like to include them on our confidential list, please contact us at the office on 01342 713407 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
How You Can Help?
Calling all Businesses and Voluntary Groups and Individuals! Can you help your community in an emergency? Are you able to offer valuable assistance at such times, such as;
• Checking on vulnerable people
• Collecting provisions and prescriptions
• Distributing water
• Helping move property and furniture
• Clear snow or trees (you may own a chainsaw or 4X4)
• Provide shelter or food and drinks
The above list is not exhaustive but gives an indication of the kind of things that we think we can do to help people affected by an emergency.
If you are able to help please use this form if you wish to sign up. Or email us at email@example.com
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.