Newtown and Eildon has formed a Resilience Group and if you would like to be involved or would like to find out more please call :-
George Luke Tel. 01835 823631
Alternatively use link below to contact SBC Resilience coordinator or call Tel. 0300 100 1800.
What are they ?
Resilience Groups are an initiative to enable communities to better prepare, organise and respond to emergency situations such as severe
weather, fire, power failure or other major incidents.
They are formed on the basis that local people have more intimate knowledge of those close by in need of help and can act quickly when needed. The Resilience Groups across the Borders will supplement the normal emergency services which we understand will continue they services as usual.
How they work
The initiative helps communities develop expertise and put in place Resilient Community Plans which will make them better prepared to cope with emergencies in a way which compliments the response of emergency responders.
These plans are implemented by Resilient Community Teams - groups of volunteers who have joined together in local areas to assist in emergency situations.
SBC provide assistance with set up, the development of plans, appropriate insurance cover, basic manual equipment (such as snow shovels, square shovels, safety equipment etc). First aid training is also provided free of charge by the British Red Cross.
Link to Resilience Leaflet https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/downloads/file/5108/resilient_communities_information_leaflet
Link to Local Council Emergency web Site