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Communities Prepared National Group

The fourth Communities Prepared National Group (CPNG) was held on 26 January 2016 in Birmingham organised by Resilience & Emergencies Division – Department. For Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Civil Contingencies Secretariat – Cabinet Office.  The CPNG was formed in direct response to Local Resilience Forums (LRF) requests for more help at the strategic level in engaging and facilitating community resilience locally.  As the Government doesn’t have all the answers the group was created as a forum to share good practice and lessons learnt amongst local responders from LRFs across the country. 

The meeting was very well attended with Emergency Planners participating from across the country, including Jawaid Akhtar from Birmingham Resilience Team. Presentations and discussions included: 

Devolution: impacts of changes on neighbourhoods and communities

– Presentation from Department for Communities and Local Government

Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder

– Presentation from Environment Agency

Introducing the Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG)

– Presentation from BERG

Northern Ireland’s Community Resilience model

– Presentation from the Regional Community Resilience Group (RCRG) from Northern Ireland

National Government updates

– Updates from the Civil Contingencies Secretariat and Department for Communities and Local Government

Communities Prepared National Group and National Steering Committee for Warning and Informing the Public: identifying priority challenges and shared approaches to resolve them –

– Workshop led by Civil Contingencies Secretariat



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