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Emergency plan to cover potential incidents in Warminster

6 December 2023

A Warminster Community Resilience Plan has been produced by Warminster Town Council to cover a wide range of potential incidents. The purpose of the plan is to provide a local co-ordinated response to support statutory authorities and the emergency services in a variety of situations.

The plan, which was announced at the Town Development Committee meeting on Monday 4th December, incorporates an updated version of the existing flood plan and has been formed in conjunction with the Wiltshire & Swindon Local Resilience Forum, Officers, and members of the Flood and Emergency Plan Working Group.

The plan aims to increase resilience within the local community by being prepared to respond quickly to and aid recovery from local or wider emergencies. Co-ordination of existing local resources provides self-help and support for the community in a crisis. By utilising local knowledge and expertise, proactive action can be taken to identify and prioritise risks allowing an efficient and effective response on the ground to support emergency services in reducing the impact to peoples’ lives.

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This plan will be activated when an emergency has occurred or if warnings are received prior to an anticipated event. It will also be activated when emergency services need support or are not able to attend immediately e.g., in severe weather.

In the event of an emergency, this plan will be activated by the Warminster Community Response Group (CRG). The CRG will assess the situation, ring emergency services, and consult with the Wiltshire Council Emergency Planning Team. The CRG will then put all or part of the plan into effect as appropriate.

With the winter months ahead and weather potentially getting worse, here is some key information to help protect against the risk of flooding.

  • Blocked drains are to be reported via MyWilts
  • Residents and businesses at risk of flooding should sign up to the flood warning service
  • If residents/businesses experience internal flooding, a detailed account including photographs is to be sent to WTC
  • Properties at risk of flooding should consider investing in defence measures and prepare a personal flood plan

Warminster Town Council is looking for additional flood wardens. Flood wardens can help by:

  • Reporting blocked drains, ditches, and streams
  • Making notes when heavy rain occurs so better preventative measures can be put in place
  • Supporting residents by directing them to where they can get advice. 

Full training is provided along with protective clothing, equipment, and support. Please contact Warminster Town Council if you are interested in more information via 01985 214847 or email:

Last modified: 7 December 2023

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