(to be reviewed annually following Parish Council AGM)
A Full Plan setting out action to be taken in the event of an emergencyaffecting the community is held by Parish Council members.
This Plan sets out arrangements and contact details for emergencies affecting the community.
Emergency Contact Numbers:
Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit 01473 265317 / 265314
Police 101 / 01473 613500
Suffolk County Council 0345 606 6067
Mid Suffolk District Council 0300 123 4000
www.midsuffolk.gov.uk 0845 606 6170 / 01449 724500
outside of office hours 0808 168 7794
Environment Agency Floodline 0345 988 1188
ENVIRONMENT INCIDENT HOTLINE (24 hrs) 0800 807060
Gas 0800 111999
Electricity 0800 783 8838
Anglian Water 0345 791 9155 / 0345 714 5145
Essex & Suffolk Water 0845 782 0999
UK Power Networks 0800 316 3105
from mobiles 0333 323 2105
Community Emergency Group Contacts
The Community Emergency Group includes members of the Parish Council
(correct as at March 2020):
Tim Thorogood (Chairman)
Starhouse Farm, Thornham Magna, IP23 8HE 01449 766757
Kevin Knights (Parish Councillor) 01449 767708
6 Grange Road, Wickham Skeith, IP23 8NE
Mike Blair 01449 766640
Sarah’s Folly, Grange Road, Wickham Skeith, IP23 8NF
Wickham Hall, Church Lane, Wickham Skeith, Eye IP23 8NA 01449 766484
Huw Roberts (Parish Clerk) 0777 180 8677
3 Castle Road, Hadleigh, IP7 6JH
Tree Warden: Melinda Appleby 01449 766879
Haymead House, The Street, Wickham Skeith, IP23 8LP
The Community Emergency Group also includes members of the Care Group whose contact details are retained by the Parish Council.
Potential usage in an emergency
Denise Alexander (Caretaker/
Bookings Officer): 01449 767838
7 St Andrews Close
Liz Davidson: 01449 766622
Margaret Jones-Evans 01449 767121
Mendlesham Community Centre
Mendlesham Parish Clerk
Sharon Jones: 01449 766139
Why an Emergency Plan?
We hope our community will not have to cope with severe events such as floods, prolonged loss of water/power; major pollution events or contagious disease. The Resilience & Emergency Plan will help us be prepared if the worst happens and is held by the Parish Council who will coordinate a response.
Should any emergency arise in your ownhome or immediate vicinity which requires outside help, you should summon the Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance) by telephoning 999. This Plan is for devastating events that affect the whole community. Do not place yourself in danger or ask others to undertake any act that will place them in danger. The Emergency Services are still the best agency to undertake these tasks and must be called.
This plan covers the procedural arrangements for the parish of Wickham Skeith for responding to a known emergency, affecting or with the potential to affect, the population of the Parish.
The Parish Council will attempt to:
Establish, if possible, a communication link with the Emergency Services and consolidate local information and, as best able, pass that information to outside organisations and/or residents.
In the event of the Parish becoming isolated, undertake the co-ordination of effort to sustain the local community.
Provide an overview of the essential requirements of the Parish to survive and recover from the emergency.
Maintain a log of significant events which can then be used in assisting the Emergency Services and reviewed following the event.
Evacuation: In the event of evacuation, the Village Hall is the designated refuge. Your health and safety are paramount so please do not forget to bring any medication with you. If there is time, you might wish to bring essentials to make your stay more comfortable. Please leave pets/livestock shut up where possible and with extra food and water. If the Village Hall is unavailable, the Parish Council of Mendlesham have offered Mendlesham Community Centre as an alternative refuge (subject to the scale of the emergency as their own community may also be affected and require refuge).
Medical Assistance: There are a number of residents with medical knowledge living in the village.
Quarantine: In the event that Wickham Skeith is quarantined, arrangements will be made with the Emergency Services: If necessary, a meeting will be called at the Village Hall (please only send one representative per household).
Power Failure: Cordless phones will not work. Corded phones will work unless the telephone exchange is without power, so until the batteries run out the internet should be accessible. Smartphones with satellite internet connection will also work until the batteries run out.
Local Skills and Resources Assessment
Community Police – Community Information Hotline 01284 774100
GP: Dr Nicholas Redman 01449 768957
Bacton: 01449 781777
Botesdale Health Centre: 01379 898295
Eye Health Centre 01379 870689
Mendlesham Health Centre 01449 767722
Heath Road, Ipswich 01473 712233
West Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds 01284 713000
Councillor: Andrew Stringer 01449 780339/ 07774 199061
Milkman/Deliveries: Suffolk Dairies Ltd 01449 676746
Carpenter: Simon Pyke 07711 100026
Miles Downard, Mill Farm: 07887 752267/ 01449 766680
Cedarwoods Vets, Coombes House, Stowmarket Business Park
Needham Road, Stowmarket, IP14 2AH 01449 676966
Deans, 63 Old Street, Haughley 01449 673366
Stowe Vets, 54 Bury Road, Stowmarket 01449 613130
Uplands Way Vets, Low Road, Bressingham 01379 642865
Cherry Tree Vets, Cherry Tree Stables, Roydon Road, Diss 01379 870999
Oakwood Veterinary Group, 19 Church Street, Eye 01379 852146
Four Horseshoes, Thornham (8 rooms) 01379 678777
White Horse, Stoke Ash (11 rooms) 01379 678222
Stowmarket Cab Co: 01449 677777
Diss Taxis: 01379 640900
Community Car Service: 01379 871200