Resilient Communities

It is intended that a drop-in event for potential Resilient Communities volunteers be held in Philiphaugh Community Centre on Monday 14th September between 6-7pm, prior to the scheduled Community Council meeting. 

There are 2 links here to download, the flyer advertising the meeting and the Volunteer Questionnaire which, if you're interested in becoming part of a Resilient Community in Selkirk you could fill in and bring along to the meeting, otherwise complete and return to CC Secretary 

How it works

The initiative helps communities develop expertise and put in place Resilient Community Plans.  These will make them better prepared to cope with emergencies, in a way which compliments emergency services.

Resilient Community Teams are groups of volunteers who have joined together in local areas to assist in emergency situations.

SBC provides assistance with:

Set up
Development of plans
Appropriate insurance cover
Basic manual equipment (such as snow shovels, square shovels, safety equipment etc).
First aid training is also provided free of charge by the British Red Cross.

If you would like more information about the initiative please contact the Emergency Planning team online or by calling 0300 100 1800.

What are the benefits of Resilient Community teams?

Local community councils and individuals who are prepared and able to respond effectively can deal with local issues such as:

clearing snow from pathways of people who are unable to do it themselves
placing sandbags in risk areas to prevent flooding
placing domestic flood gates into position
delivering supplies during severe weather to those most in need
providing hot meals within community centres/village halls

Resilient Communities-flyer.pdf


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