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Gilcrux Parish Council Resilience Plan - DRAFT

Gilcrux Parish includes the villages of Gilcrux, Bullgill, Greengill and all properties within the parish boundary. These are currently draft proposals for consultation within the parish and we would welcome further contributions or suggestions.

This list is by no means comprehensive but will address the most likely problem scenarios.

The main risks identified are as follows:

Localised flooding (major and minor)

Major accident such as a crash involving vehicles within parish boundary

Loss of power and/or water supply

Homelessness as a result of a fire or storm damage

Major incident at Sellafield

An act of terrorism

The plan in the event of the above risks is as follows:

Localised Flooding

Major Accident eg crash

Loss of Power and/or water supply

Homelessness as a result of fire or storm damage

Major incident at Sellafield

An act of terrorism

Preparation - general

Offer support to all residents of the parish to develop:

A plan for evacuation

A “grab bag” of recommended contents

Key telephone numbers

Information on how to stay informed on an event

Information regarding what to do if in need of help or rescuing from a cut off property

Awareness of mobile signal points

In the event of an incident, the following places of assembly have been identified:

Village Hall which includes an equipped kitchen and toilet facilities

The green outside the pub is the village hall is inaccessible

St Mary’s church in the case of severe flooding due to its elevated position

Further resources for the Parish to develop include:

Large scale maps to identify buildings eg residential plots, vulnerable people, helicopter landing space and points of mains electrics

Lists for the Parish Council to develop:

Vulnerable persons

Key skills list

Village Hall key holders list

Contacts/emergency numbers list

Recommended “Grab Bag” contents:

Wind up/battery radio

Spare batteries

Torch(es), candles and matches

First aid kit and manual

Medication and prescriptions

Tissues, toiletries and sanitary supplies

Food and equipment for those with special needs eg babies, pets

Spare warm clothing

Sleeping bags/blankets

Entertainment eg books/games

Mobile phone, spare battery and charger

Extra car/house keys

Cash, credit cards, key cards

Copies of important documents

Birth certificates



Insurance policies

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