Communities in Aberdeen are to be encouraged to find ways to manage disruptive events like severe weather and power outages.
The Communities, Housing and Public Protection Committee received an update today on arrangements currently in place, which formed part of the city’s response to storms in recent years.
Under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, the Council is a Category 1 responder, with the Emergency Planning Team developing resilience arrangements within communities so that they can support one another during disruptive events.
Communities, Housing and Public Protection Committee Convener, Councillor Miranda Radley, said: “We encourage all communities to come together and create resilience groups to assist their local area and help those most vulnerable. Our officers can support groups to establish themselves and some practical resources are available for use in a response situation.
“The storms faced in recent years have emphasised the value of responding in a swift and co-ordinated way.”
Vice convener Councillor Dell Henrickson said: “The lessons learned from recent winters and storms has demonstrated the strength and spirit of our communities and the significance of preparing for future weather challenges.
“We need to ensure that the council continues to work alongside local groups.”
The committee noted that the Grampian Local Resilience Partnership underpins and supports the work carried out by local authorities throughout their communities, businesses and individual resilience following Storms Arwen, Malik and Corrie.
Resilience groups have since been set up in Cults, Milltimber and Bieldside, with a third group in Bridge of Don and Danestone established in December 2022. If you are interested in starting a group in the city please email CRVG@aberdeencity.gov.uk