Emergency - Resilient communities
Stirling Council is working in partnership with community councils to enable communities to better prepare, organise and respond to emergency situations such as
- severe weather,
- power failure or
- other major incidents.
How it works
These partnerships help communities develop expertise and put in place Community Emergency Plans which will make them better prepared to cope with emergencies, in a way which compliments the response of emergency responders.
You can view or download the Community Emergency Plan
We provide assistance with:
- set up,
- the development of plans,
- appropriate insurance cover,
- basic manual equipment (such as snow shovels, square shovels, safety equipment etc).
What are the benefits of Resilient Community teams?
Local Community Councils and individuals who are prepared and able to respond effectively can deal with local issues such as:
- clearing snow from pathways of people who are unable to do it themselves
- placing sandbags in risk areas to prevent flooding
- placing domestic flood gates into position
- delivering supplies during severe weather to those most in need
- providing hot meals within community centres / village halls
How to get involved
If you would like to volunteer in your area, or require help from your resilient community team, please contact your local Community Council.
Further help and support is available at the Scottish Government’s Ready Scotland Website: