A Meeting of the Sedlescombe Parish Council Emergency Working Group is to be held on Tuesday 7 November 2006 in Committee Room 2 of Sedlescombe Village Hall at 19:30. Please attend if you can.

Members: Cllr P Martin, Cllr Mrs J Mitchell, Cllr W Cameron, Mrs S Beaney, Mr J Vine-Hall, Mr J Reynolds, Mr D Mitchell


1. To appoint a Chairman of the Working Group for the ensuing year.

2. To receive apologies for absence.

3. To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Group held on 21/12/04.

4. To receive an update report on matters raised at previous meetings:
4.1 Emergency packs.
4.2 Procurement of sandbags for the elderly.
4.3 Registration of Sedlescombe people on the NHW by e-mail system.

5. To review what happened in Sedlescombe during two emergency situations.
5.1 Prolonged power failure affecting elderly people in Riverbridge Cottages on 7/8 December 2005.
5.2 Prolonged (21 hours) water supply shut down affecting The Street, Chapel Hill, Whydown Hill on 21 June 2006.

6. To consider whether co-ordinators should draw up a list of vulnerable people in their areas.

7. To consider Sedlescombe's involvement with community risks based on the enclosed paper "Risks that could involve Sedlescombe's Emergency Working Group".

8. Emergency information for families - see enclosed extract from Sussex Emergency Website.

9. Emergency information of businesses - see enclosed entract from Sussex Emergency Website.

10. To update the Sedlescombe Emergency Plan.

Pauline Raymond
Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer
Sedlescombe Parish Council
1 November 2006