However unlikely it that Uffington should suffer a serious emergency it is a requirement that we have an Emergency Plan to cover such events. It is very unlikely that any plan should turn out to be perfectly tailored and appropriate for the emergency which actually happens. However, the template provided in the Emergency Plan for the parish of Uffington will give the Parish Council and other key people involved a head start in dealing with an emergency. At a time when the normal way of life may be disrupted, people injured and / or in a state of shock, and when you get personally involved, and under stress, it can be difficult to think logically. Experience has shown that businesses and communities which have spent time planning and preparing for an emergency are better able to cope, and recover more quickly; communications are vital.
For the avoidance of any doubt, this Emergency Plan is not intended to comply with any of the legislation or procedures specifically concerning the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
Whilst there is no reason to believe that anywhere in or around Uffington is a likely terrorist target, the current (since November 2020) threat level for international terrorism in the UK is SUBSTANTIAL – as at 09/02/2021. Source: https://www.gov.uk/terrorism-national-emergency
Threat levels are designed to give a broad indication of the likelihood of a terrorist attack.
Maintenance of the Plan
The Plan will be reviewed annually and amended on an ad hoc basis if changes are required. Anyone with suggestions for changes to this Plan should notify the Parish Clerk.
The Plan Appendices A, B and D of this document contain sensitive personal information and so the Plan is not available to the public.
Copies of the Plan and appendices are retained by the Chair, Vice Chair and Clerk of the Parish Council and will be mainatined and made available on a need-to-know basis should the Plan be activated.