Community Resilience events in Dunoon and Oban this November

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Published Date: 

29 Oct 2012 - 10:23

Two events have been organised in Dunoon and Oban to help communities be more resilient this winter. Communities across Argyll and Bute are being asked to prepare their own emergency plan which will help clarify what to do in the event of an incident. The events are designed to help this process and will be held on Wednesday 7 November in the Queen’s Hall, Dunoon and Tuesday 13 November in the Corran Hall in Oban.

They are aimed at highlighting the help available from both the public and voluntary sectors. There will be information available from many organisations including the council, Strathclyde Police, Strathclyde fire and rescue service, NHS, SEPA, Argyll Voluntary Action, British Red Cross, WRVS and Loch Watch. You will also have a chance to speak to representatives from each organisation. The events are drop–in and will run from 10.30 am until 14.30pm. Anyone with an interest in community resilience is invited to come along.

Council Leader Roddy McCuish said, “The council and its partners are keen to make sure everyone plays their part this winter. I would ask as many people as possible to come along to the events in Dunoon and Oban to find out more and get the opportunity to speak to the experts.

“A handbook has already been sent to community councils with clear instructions on how they should prepare an emergency plan including information on roles and responsibilities, details on public safety information and key risks affecting the area. The events could help you to complete this and we are keen to get emergency plans in place as soon as possible.”