Virtual Devon Community Resilience Forum 2nd and 3rd December 2020

Booking for our FREE Devon Community Resilience Forum virtual sessions is now open.

All sessions are open to Devon's Town and Parish councils, community emergency planning groups, flood wardens/flood groups, snow wardens, and community representatives interested in resilience and community emergency planning. Sign up for as many sessions you can like - or any you can make. We recommend all session attendees also attend our Keynote address.

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Wednesday 2nd December Sessions

9.45 - 10.15 Keynote; the importance of community emergency planning in a unique winter

This winter faces  unique challenges with the global pandemic, effects of lockdown, and usual winter issues. Simon Kitchen, head of the Communities Team at Devon County Council provides this keynote address

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10.30-11.30 -Preparing for Winter – a session with Devon County Council Highways

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12:00-12:45 – “The new normal”; communicating via Zoom. A session to help local communities enhance and continue their meetings and activities using Zoom.

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14:00-15:00– Learning from Lockdown; a community case study from Swimbridge

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15:30-16:30 Challenges faced by people with hearing loss in an emergency – a session from Action for Hearing Loss

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Thursday 3rd December Sessions

10:30-11:30 – Pathfinder to property protection – understanding how the Pathfinder project will help raise awareness and access to property flood resilience measures.

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12:00–13:00 The Flood Action Campaign. A new campaign from the Environment Agency.

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14:00-15:00 – No room at the shelter?; How to ensure your community emergency rest centre can be operationalized with maximum COVID security

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