Tag Archives: emergency

New dates for Climate Emergency drop-ins

Rescheduled public events to discuss the creation of Somerset’s first Climate Emergency Strategy have been confirmed. The ‘Have your say’ drop-ins will take place in each District Council area in January and February, being run by the Somerset Climate Action Network (SCAN) on behalf of Somerset’s four District Councils and the County Council. Earlier this […]

Spontaneous volunteers exercise hailed a success

Somerset’s ground-breaking emergency spontaneous volunteers exercise has been hailed a success by all involved. Somerset County Council and its partners coordinated the exercise that took place earlier this month, which involved over 100 people (acting as spontaneous volunteers) responding to a ‘fictional’ flooding incident. The first of its kind in the country, the exercise saw […]

Together we’re ready for Recovery

Overall command of the response to the flooding crisis in Somerset has formally passed from the police to a joint operation led by Somerset County Council. The joint agreement, which was signed on Friday, sees six key points confirmed and moves the floods crisis from an emergency phase – known as “Response” – to a […]