APC Emergency / Resilience plan committee

RESILIENCE LEAD: James Greenham.  Contact Volunteers@ashbury.org.uk


Information and Alerts Leaflet for PRINT

Fire and Flood Alerts and Information Links 17 August 2020 v6

Emergency planning – flooding  some useful telephone numbers

  • To report fallen tree’s or other debris which pose a risk to your safety or the safety of others, please call 999
  • To report fallen tree’s or other debris which doesn’t pose such a high risk but still needs to be dealt with, please call 101
  • If you lose power or can see that a power line has come down please report it by calling 105
  • If you are concerned about flooding, you should visit the Oxfordshire Flood Toolkit online – https://www.oxfordshirefloodtoolkit.com – and I will summarise the key numbers to call below:
  • If you have a flooding emergency which is a threat to someone’s life, contact Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service on 999
  • To report flooding relating to a highway such as blocked ditches, blocked drains or flooding on a road call Oxfordshire County Council Floodline on 0345 310 1111
  • To report flooding from a main river contact the Environment Agency through the Floodline (Tel: 0345 988 1188 or 0800 80 70 60) or visit their website
  • If your property is at immediate risk of surface water flooding please contact Thames Valley Police on 101

Do You Know What to do NEW-1

Emergency  Resilience Plan

Together with Oxfordshire County Council’s Emergency Planning Unit the Ashbury Parish Council has put together a Community Resilience Plan.  In times of emergency or other adverse events, the emergency services will always need to prioritise people in greatest need, especially where life is in danger.  Individuals and communities may need to rely on their own resources to ensure they are able to cope and to minimise the impact of events.  To help the parish do this, the APC has compiled a list of local people who would be willing and able to help.  This will help us provide more effective support to ourselves and also help the responding agencies (emergency services, local authority, etc.) in coordinating help on a wider scale.  You can find more information about Oxfordshire County Council’s emergency planning  here.

In case of extreme threat or potential immediate loss of life:  Call 999

In case of adverse conditions which require community support (adverse weather, road or farm incidents, etc.) please find a list of useful contacts:

James Greenham, volunteers@ashbury.org.uk;

Roger Simons, Neighbourhood Watch rogersimons1@outlook.com; 710 801; 07977 418680

Nathan Crockford, Oxfordshire Emergency Planning Unit nathan.crockford@oxfordshire.gov.uk; 07554 103506

Paul Mann, Oxfordshire Emergency Planning Unit paul.mann@oxfordshire.gov.uk; 07771 387416

John Lloyd, Shrivenham Parish Council, Community Resilience johnpat13@btinternet.com; 782 070; 13 Catherine Close SN6 ER

Rev Norma Fergusson rev.n.fergusson@tinternet.com; 710 055; 07799 545035


While the APC cannot publish the full details of the plan due to GDPR reasons, it comprises information on Survivor Reception Centres (short term safe places), neighbours who are able and willing to help and the ways in which they will do so, equipment that might be of use, other useful contacts and phone trees for disseminating information.  This is in concert with other local groups (Neighbourhood Watch, WI, Church, School, etc.).  If you would like to be involved in reviewing and updating the plan, please contact Anica or Roger (see above).


Kind regards, James Greenham