Held on 9th November 2016, 10:00 to 16:00, Kenn Centre, Nr. Exeter 

This event was an opportunity for local communities to become better prepared for incidents such as severe floods, and learn how to protect themselves and their properties.

Held near Exeter, 63 delegates and 22 speakers/co-ordinators were present. This was our third community resilience event that we have held and they have been very well received by all that attended. 

The programme includes the role of Community Rest Centres, the role of the Emergency services, with working sessions on testing emergency plans, assessing risk and writing a good emergency plan. 

Speakers and Themes 

Welcome from Elaine Cook – CEO of Devon Communities Together

Introductory Speaker

  • ACC Paul Netherton, Assistant Chief Constable,  Devon and Cornwall Police

Download presentation here

Community Rest Centres

  • Judith Hardiman, Devon County Council
  • Carmen Luscombe, Devon Federation of Womens Institutes.

The Role of the Fire Service and Police

  • John Grellier, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
  • Dave Routley, Devon and Cornwall Police

Community Case Studies – hearing from 3 communities putting emergency planning into action:

  • Dave Hubbard, St Thomas, Exeter
  • Peter Freeman, Bratton Fleming
  • Angie Hurran, Broadclyst

Visit our resources section for examples of community case studies.

Working session themes

Risk Assessments

  • Neil Hamlyn – Manager Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Resilience Forum

Running a successful exercise

  • Kate Pearson – Environment Agency
  • Jessica Bott, Devon County Council, Senior Coastal Flood and Risk Office

Writing a good Community Emergency Plan

  • Emma Herrera, Environment Agency
  • Dom Maxwell Batten, Planning Officer, Devon County Council 

'Any town' exercise available to download here.

Photos from the event: 

Above is pictures from the workshops presented at the event.

There were various stands exhibited around the venue, above are a few that stood out.
Feedback for the event generally was positive, attendees being pleased with refreshments and feeling well informed from workshops & speakers having been given enough time for networking.
More photos are available on our Facebook page here.

Read the latest funding and grants news from the Devon Community Resilience Forum here


For more resources including community emergency plan templates, examples, case studies & speaker presentations click here.