Prepare for emergencies at FREE community resilience event

Published on 3rd June 2019

Devon Communities Together is hosting a FREE community resilience event in Bishops Nympton on Thursday 13th June, with a full day programme designed to support Parish and Town Councils, community organisations and volunteers support their communities in emergencies.

Devon Communities Together is a delivery partner in the Devon Community Resilience Forum, which is facilitating the event. There are speakers from a range of organisations, including ‘Public Weather Forecasting’ from Penny Tranter of the Met Office; ‘Blue Light; First on the scene’ from Devon and Cornwall Police; and a community case study from Lapford. Workshops include ‘Getting local buy – in for the need for community resilience’ and ‘’Safeguarding’ – factors to consider when planning and managing an emergency’. All the sessions are designed to provide people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond to a community emergency such as extreme weather or a major accident safely and efficiently.

There will also plenty of advice about developing and completing Community Emergency Plans, which are documents that may be accessed by the emergency services and provide vital local information.

Dr Louise MacAllister, Project Manager at Devon Communities Together, said: “Our community resilience events are of real value to those organisations and volunteers who take an active role in community emergency responses. This event has some excellent speakers, and the programme is set to provide a varied and practical look at some of the key issues around emergency response. We’d strongly encourage pre-booking online or by email or phone in order to secure a free place.”

The event takes place from 9:30 – 15:30 at Bishops Nympton Parish Hall. A free lunch is also provided. To make a free booking, please visit, email or call 01392 248919.