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Community resilience



Community resilience is the ability to keep functioning during an emergency, being collectively prepared to respond and recover, and being able to provide assistance to vulnerable residents.

Emergencies can take many forms and individuals and communities may need to rely on their own resources to ensure they are able to cope with the consequences.  Many communities already spontaneously help each other in times of need, but experience has shown that those who have spent time planning and preparing for this are better able to cope, and recover more quickly.

There is no greater asset than a member of the community with local knowledge and information to work with local authority emergency personnel.   Here, in Oxton, the Parish Council have therefore established a team of volunteers to help develop our community's resilience in the event of severe weather conditions or criminal/ASB activity.