Book Your Place At Somerset Community Resilience Day 2019

Book your place at Somerset Community Resilience Day 2019

A free day of talks and workshops to help people across Somerset prepare for emergencies is being held on Thursday 24 October in North Petherton near Bridgwater.

Somerset Community Resilience Day 2019 is being organised by Somerset Prepared and the Environment Agency. Somerset Rivers Authority is among the backers.

Places can be booked now on the Somerset Prepared website: http://www.somersetprepared.org.uk/community-resilience-day/

The venue for the event is the Junction 24 Conference Centre, which as the name suggests is not far from the M5.

Attendees can meet local responders and see equipment used in emergencies. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This is the timetable for the day:

10.00am Coffee and Registration
10.30am Presentation Session 1
– Working in Partnership in Emergency Response
– Home Safety
– Community Case Study
11.30am Session 1 Q&A
12.00pm Break
12.15pm Workshop session 1
– Interactive Community Resilience
13.00pm Lunch & Networking
14.00pm Workshop session 2
– Interactive Community Resilience
14.45pm Summary
15.00
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The first Somerset Resilience Day was held in October 2018. More than 80 volunteers, wardens, councillors and community leaders travelled to North Petherton for a day of talks, workshops and displays.

A key feature was giving people chance to learn from each other’s experiences. BBC Radio Somerset broadcast interviews with participants.

Feedback from attendees included:

“Excellent – well worthwhile. Good calibre presenters, articulate and authoritative”

“Thanks for the massive amount of work in organising the event and for all the staff of the numerous agencies that attended. Makes us feel there is real help available.”

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