Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum

Welcome to the website of the Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum (LRF). The LRF is a collective of local agencies working together to prepare for, respond to and recover from major incidents and emergencies.

This website provides the opportunity for the communities of Wiltshire and Swindon to be kept informed of the activities of the LRF, and how they can prepare themselves and their families for emergencies. It is intended to complement the websites of local agencies which are always a source of good advice and information particularly during an emergency situation.

Enabling People to be Better Prepared in an Emergency

Whilst the reality is that major incidents are fortunately very rare, the activities of the LRF ensure that our communities are well prepared to respond to and recover from emergencies.

Latest news and articles

Exercise Astral Bend

On Thursday 13th September 2017, local agencies including Wiltshire Police, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Western Ambulance Service and Wiltshire Council conducted a ‘live’ exercise with colleagues from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston called ‘Astral Bend’.   This was a full day and took place at MOD Lyneham, and was based around a simulated emergency during the air transport of Special Nuclear Material.

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Terrorism

TerrorismActs of terrorism in the UK are rare but sadly there is a likelihood that terrorists will try to attack us. Recent events around the world are a reminder of the threat we face. 

It is important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises. Further advice and information can be found in this article.

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Get Ready for Winter

Get ready for winterWinter is nearly upon us and the LRF is keen that all communities are as prepared as possible in the event of bad weather. 

Local agencies have been working together in the months preceeding winter to prepare for bad weather associated with the winter months. There are plans in place for organisations to work together in the event of a sever weather incident. 

 

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Seasonal Flu

Health professionals in Wiltshire and Swindon are encouraging people to get the flu vaccine before winter sets in.

Flu is highly contagious, can lead to serious complications for those in high-risk groups and, in extreme cases, can prove fatal.

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Warm & Safe Wiltshire Advice Service

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Would you be at risk during a power cut?

If so, you may be eligible for enrollment on to the  Priority Services Register.

 

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Floods Destroy. Be Prepared!

Floods destroy, be prepared1 in 6 properties in England is at risk of flooding and this is only going to increase with a changing climate. Many people think that flooding will never happen to them. The fact is – it could! We experienced widespread flooding across Wiltshire during the Winter of 2013/14. 

 

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Councils prepare for the onset of winter

Wiltshire winterWe perhaps all take for granted that during bad weather our roads and pavements will be gritted. This does not happen by chance and involves months of maticulous planning by both Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council. It is difficult to accurately provide a long-term weather forecast so it is important that we are as prepared as we can be for the onset of winter. Both Councils are key members of the LRF and work in close collaboration with colleagues in partner agencies.

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