Community Emergency Support Team (No Max)
The community Emergency Support Team (CEST) was set up after the devastating floods which hit the town in 2007. The committee works with emergency services offering local knowledge and help in any emergency situation. When flooding is threatened CEST closely monitors the flood alerts and flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency and co-ordinates the local distribution of sandbags. Should residents need to be evacuated from their homes for any reason CEST will set up emergency evacuation shelters as needed.
All Councillors are members of CEST and have various responsibilities within the group. The current Chair is Cllr Mark Willis.