Calling all Community Groups in County Wexford
Wexford County Council in partnership with The Gardaí, HSE, The Fire Service, The Civil Defence, Wexford PPN, GAA and IFA intends to hold 4 Open Workshops – one in each of the main towns – to prepare Community Groups to be in a position to take an active role in emergency management arrangements and planning.
Strong community resilience is a key feature of Irish life and culture. Community resilience is the sustained ability of a community to mobilise available resources to respond to, cope with and then recover from adverse situations such as emergencies. Resilient communities minimise disruption caused by an emergency to everyday life and their local economies. Resilient communities are not only prepared to help prevent or minimise the loss or damage to life, property and the environment that can arise from an emergency, but they also have the ability to quickly return citizens to work and everyday life, reopen businesses and restore the community as a whole to normality. A resilient community will therefore suffer less both during and after an emergency.
Following on from recent weather events such as snow and high winds, Wexford County Council is eager for Community Groups to take an active role in community resilience planning and promoting a safe, sustainable and resilient community.
Venues, dates and times for these workshops are as follows:
|Town||Venue||Date and Time|
|Wexford||Whites Hotel||Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 7.30 pm|
|Gorey||Amber Springs Hotel||Thursday 22 November 2018 at 7.30 pm|
|Enniscorthy||Riverside Park Hotel||Tuesday 27 Nvoember 2018 at 7.30 pm|
|New Ross||Brandon House Hotel||Thursday 29 November 2018 at 7.30 pm|
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Community Development Section of Wexford County Council.