During the recent snowy weather, it was very heartening to read about various examples from around the country of Community Spirit in action. Here in our Parish, many kind-hearted individuals kept an eye out for their more elderly, less mobile friends, neighbours and relatives.

It was suggested to me by a parishioner that we might benefit from a more formalised “Emergency Plan” identifying all vulnerable residents in the Parish and ensuring that they have a contact person in case of Emergencies. Most will already have such a contact, but by having such a list we, as a community, could ensure that no-one “falls through the cracks”.

It would also be very useful if we could produce a list of contact numbers for volunteers willing to help out in emergencies with their time, help or 4X4 vehicle! The Parish Council have had preliminary discussions in their March meeting on this topic.