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Emergency plan being drawn up by parish council

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 09, 2014

Canon Geoffrey Willett - hit by stones at Swadlincote bus station.

Canon Geoffrey Willett - hit by stones at Swadlincote bus station.

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PARISH council chiefs have launched an appeal for information as they bid to draw up an emergency plan to help protect a suburb of Burton in the event of a major incident.

Members of Brizlincote Parish Council have sent leaflets to all residents asking them what role they could play in helping out if there was a disaster or emergency in the parish.

The results of the survey will help the council formulate its parish emergency plan and flag up people in the area who could help, from doctors to police officers.

Chairman Geoffrey Willett said: “I recently saw that Winshill Parish Council was the second council in the borough to produce an emergency plan.

“Brizlincote Parish Council can no longer postpone this task much longer, though with the Glebe School being the only pubic building in the parish, co-operation with Winshill and certainly Stapenhill seems essential.

“It would be appreciated if people in the area can help the parish council by letting us know if they reside in the parish and could assist in an emergency in the capacity as a doctor nurse, paramedic or first aider, police officer, contractor with snow clearing equipment, pharmacist, fire service personnel or in anyone with any other needed skills.

“A generous response to this appeal will help the parish council to move closer to its parish emergency plan.”

The plan is being drawn up in case of a scenario where Brizlincote Valley is cut off from emergency services.

More information is available by calling Geoffrey Willett on 01283 508000 or Liz James on 01538 702077 , emailing clerk@brizlincote-pc.org.uk or by visiting www.brizlincote-pc.org.uk

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