Residents are encouraged to read the plan, print a copy off and store in a safe place along with the contact details of all Parish Councillors. These two documents should be used in an emergency of any type. 

The Parish All-purpose Emergency Plan are databases of local resources and vulnerable residents that the Parish Council can use during any kind of emergency. It is designed to act in tandem with detailed action plans for specific types of emergency that are likely to happen in the Parish (eg flooding). As the Parish Council is able to collect and hold sensitive information more readily than volunteer action groups, the focus of the limited PC resources has been on creating these databases.

The Flood Action Group is creating a detailed and specific plan of action for when flooding is either imminent or actually happening. The Parish All-purpose Emergency Plan and databases would be used by the Flood Action Group as required – namely to identify the vulnerable residents and the voluntary resources to help during times of flooding.

The simplicity of the plan, detailed on two pages and involving three simple steps has been praised by both local resilience officers within the District Council and experts consulted during its creation.