What was the issue that made you start up this
Making communities within the Scottish Borders more resilient
and prepared, and more able to recover and restore normality
following severe weather or other emergencies.
Who was involved and what did you do?
Representatives from the Council Emergency Planning, Environment
and Infrastructure, and Resources Departments formed a team to
drive forward our 'Resilient Communities' initiative.
What worked well about the project?
The communication links with Community Councils and the joint
working to achieve the implementation of a plan. Links with
other key stakeholders in the Scottish Borders with both financial
and practical support. The 8 Resilient Communities that have
implemented their plans have received first aid and general
training from the British Red Cross and Scottish Borders
What did you learn during this project?
That communities and individuals want to become more resilient,
and more aware of the risks that they may encounter, and they want
to help and assist within their community.
What made it work?
Motivation and determination to get the initiative to work, and