Emergency volunteers needed

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A team at Mid Suffolk District Council is seeking volunteers to form a community emergency planning group for Needham Market.

The group would provide support for rescue services during incidents such as flooding, severe weather or a fire.

The council’s Emergency Planning Officer Sue Herne said: “We realise people may think it is up to the emergency services to respond to an incident but the increasing number of natural disasters and other incidents can outstrip their capacity to respond. This can leave communities having to cope on their own until the rescue services can get through to them.”

The group will have full support from the council’s Emergency Planning Team.

For more information contact emergencyplanning@midsuffolk.gov.uk or call Sue Herne on 01449 724851