Would you like to be a Community Warden?
The main role of a volunteer Community Warden is to provide a vital link between the public and the authorities involved in emergency incidents, for example this may be flooding, storms with very high winds or power cuts. The role is about passing information on to a small group of residents located around/near to your house and checking if any vulnerable people in your patch are okay.
Some residents in a Community Warden patch may need some basic help in an emergency, if you are able to help them and it is safe and straight forward then that’s great -otherwise it’s a very big help if you can flag up to the authorities and Emergency Plan Coordinators that help is needed.
The role is also about passing back information to the Emergency Plan Coordinators, Mike Wilcox and Jill Hulse so that they can gather and feed information on local conditions to the authorities. Examples might be rising flood water levels or people particularly vulnerable during power cuts due to medical conditions or unable to keep warm. It definitely isn’t about going out in very bad weather or flooding to rescue people or to put yourself in any risk at any time – these roles are covered by the emergency services/authorities. Our aim is to pass information about before the really bad weather or flooding occurs.
Community Wardens should be registered with Floodline (https://naturalresources.