Heath and Reach Community Emergency Plan

In an emergency, having an emergency plan is not a substitute for calling 999 if there is a risk to life.

Update: 15th March 2020.

Today has put our EP planners and co-ordinators to the test and I am pleased to report that there has been an amazing response from our Parishioners assisting with an urgent leaftet drop to all homes in Heath and Reach. Our Website and Facebook page has been updated with information regarding COVID-19. You can view the news articles by following this link – https://heathandreach.org.uk/newsletter-events/

Update: 13th March 2020.

We have now submitted our Emergency Plan to Central Bedfordshire Council.

Our plan has been built in order to handle to assist with any emergency that could occur within our Parish. As you can imagine the examples of an emergency are endless, from extreme bad weather (the beast from the east) to aircraft impact and major power outages.

We are currently producing a list of our vulnerable parishioners, places that are readily available for use at short notice, volunteers and 4-wheel drive vehicles in the event of heavy snowfall and blocked roads as a result.

If there is a major incident it may well be that the village may be called on to provide support in the form of shelter for sustained periods of time. Our Parish Councillors will be liaising with all external contacts, the quarries, 4×4 vehicle owners and the instant availability of heavy lift vehicles for starters. We will also be putting together a list of volunteers together with available skills.

So, if you would like to be involved, please complete the registration form below we will hold your details in readiness.

We will update this page as our Emergency Plan progresses. This page was last updated on 9th August 2020.