East Riding of Yorkshire

Catton Parish Emergency Action Plan

Catton Parish Emergency Action Plan

Catton Parish Emergency Action Plan


This document has been drawn up following the extreme weather experienced in 2010. East Riding of Yorkshire Council set up a Severe Weather Fund which gave grants to Town and Parish Councils to help deal with the snow. Catton Parish Council was awarded £1000 which was used to purchase two hand-push spreaders, a supply of “Ice Clear” and rock salt, shovels and high visibility jackets. This is all being stored in the village hall and at other locations in the village ready for when it is next needed.

In order for us to be effective we need to have a co-ordinated approach and we need to enlist local help; this can be in many forms from those with farm equipment to clear snow, help using the spreaders, looking after those vulnerable members of the community or ensuring the village hall is open to give helpers tea and coffee.

The priorities have been defined as:

  1. Clear Church Lane in order to allow access to Stamford Bridge. This is vital for the Doctors Surgery, the pharmacy and the shops.
  2. Ensure that any vulnerable members of the community are cared for.
  3. Clear pavements and paths in both villages.


The organisation chart details the ‘chain of command’ to set the action plan into operation. In the first instance a, b and c will communicate and from there will contact those in line 3. These people have been identified as they may store parish equipment or they have volunteered to co-ordinate residents who have offered to help in any capacity. From this any additional volunteers will be contacted and given the required details.


A      Chairman of Parish Council

B       Vice Chairman of Parish Council

C     Parish Clerk

D      Location of equipment and materials:   Low Catton – Village hall,  Tim Stevens, Will Bailey.

High Catton – Gordon Peel

Volunteers in Low Catton:  Russ Morley, Will Bailey, Pat and Keith Bell, Tim Stevens, Ann Rawlings

Volunteers in High Catton:  Gordon Peel, Ken Walker, Andy Tuck, Christine Thompson.



Useful Telephone Numbers


Stamford Bridge Primary School                     01759 371430

School Bus Service                                          01482 887700

NHS Direct                                                     0845 4647

East Riding of Yorkshire Council                    01482 887700

Ward Councillors                                             Kay West:     01759 305238/07872 123811

Steve Lane:   01759 371263/07050 118370

Claude Mole: 01430 71870/07926 336054

Village Hall Contact                                        TimStevens:           01759 373911



During an emergency it is essential that the emergency team meet together to coordinate and manage their response. The designated meeting place will be Low Catton Village Hall. The hall has been chosen as it is large enough to ‘house’ the team and volunteers, has access to kitchen facilities and toilets. Should mobile reception be limited the telephone kiosk is adjacent to the building.

Name and Address of Property Key Holder Contact Detail
Low Catton Village Hall

Main Street

Low Catton


Mr Tim Stevens, Corner Farm, Low Catton. Tel 01759 373911

Or tel. G.Peel on 01759 371084 for access code to key-safe on wall



Vulnerable Members of the Community

During extreme weather it is likely that some members of our community may become more vulnerable than others and in need of greater assistance. The Parish Council is therefore wishes to promote a system whereby people are encouraged to check on their own next door neighbours. If you feel that you will be particularly vulnerable or if you know of a resident who is, please advise any of the Parish Council members. Please be assured that any information provided will be treated with confidence and will not be shared unlawfully.


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