Find what you need to keep yourself, your home, your family and your business safe in the event of an emergency across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and the rural area of Dorset, including Dorchester.

Are you ready for the weather this Summer? »

Thinking ahead and preparing for what the weather may bring this summer can make a real difference. There are some simple steps you can take to stay safe and healthy at this time of year – from preparing your home or business to taking care of yourself, your family and neighbours. These pages provide up-to-date, expert seasonal advice from carefully selected organisations to help you prepare for and respond to the weather, to stay safe and protect yourself, your homes and businesses. We’re working with Cabinet Office and all our WeatherReady partners to help you prepare for and cope with severe weather.

Help us fight loneliness. »

Western power Distribution have teamed up with Localgiving to deliver their Community Matters Fund. This fund will provide £500,000 to support charitable organisations in their response to people suffering with their mental health due to loneliness and/or social isolation. The programme is now live and accepting applications until 24th April 2022. Click on the above link to find out more.

SSEN Resilient Communities Fund »

Our Resilient Communities Funds core aim is to help communities become more resilient in the face of storms, severe weather and prolonged power interruptions. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 13 May 2022. Awards will be made in July 2022. To apply for funding or for more information, please click the above link.

The UK’s PSTN will switch off in 2025 »

British Telecommunications (BT) announced in early 2017 that the existing analogue Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), together with their Integrated Services Digital Networks will close with effect from 31st December 2025; moving to a fully digital network-based Internet Protocol platform for the provision of its services. BT has provided a series of FAQs on their website detailing as to how the impacts / implications of this change will affect you and / or your business and what you may need to do in the meantime.

The Local Resilience Forum Partners have responded together to numerous incidents and events in Dorset since 2015. This map shows a selection of those events, click on the LRF icon to learn more about the incident.

COVID-19 and Public Event Planning »

To ensure events are able to go ahead safely and in accordance with what is permitted at each step of the COVID-19 Roadmap, specific risk assessments must be carried out if you are organising a public event. Risk assessments will need to be submitted to your Local Authority's Safety Advisory Group (SAG), along with the normal event management documents. For further information, please visit your respective local authority's website and search 'event planning'.

Join the ‘jabs army’ in the BCP area – sign up through CAN »

Local charity Community Action Network are recruiting volunteers locally instead of the Royal Voluntary Service. The CAN Team of over 1,900 volunteers are doing an amazing job working in partnership with NHS Dorset HealthCare at the BIC in Bournemouth, and at other local pharmacies and GP surgeries across Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, where over 1,500 people a day are getting their jab. BUT we are getting really busy so need more volunteers to play a part in history by stepping up to support the vaccination effort.

COVID-19 Vaccine Text Scam Alert »

We have been alerted by different sources, to a scam that is now in wider circulation, that starts with a text and advises the user that they are eligible to apply for the vaccine. Users are then invited to click on the link in the text message, are taken to a web page and are then asked for some personal information. Recipients are advised to report this to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040

Business in the Community Local Resilience Support »

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