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 Dorset.

Community Resilience and You.

Community Resilience

Dorset LRF is launching a new approach to resilience in communities, it might be a new concept to a lot of people as well!  A community resilience plan aims to support your neighbours when an unexpected situation occurs, this may be a gas leak, flooding, a wildifre, or loss of power.  All of these situations may mean you need to be evacuated to a safe place, or you may need to change the way you travel around your local area.  

You can read more about community resilience here, or contact us by email:

Practical advice to help you reduce the impact of flooding from groundwater

The leaflet (attached below) contains useful information to help you reduce the effects of flooding on you and your property.
If you live in an area that could be affected by flooding from groundwater then this guide is for you. It contains useful information to help you reduce the impact of groundwater flooding on your property

For further information, please visit:

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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