Iden Community Resilience Plan

Under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) every part of the United Kingdom is required to establish a resilience forum which is a partnership of organisations to prepare for and to respond to any major emergency.

Overlooking the Rother River and marshland, 2 miles north of Rye and 100 feet above sea level, Iden central is accessible from the A268 via the B 2082.  This rural community within Eastern Rother lies at the eastern boundary of East Sussex.  It contains a population of around 400 people and covers an area of about 4 square miles, including marsh.  The risk level for residents is deemed to be low, the biggest risk being severe weather.  Most residences are located within 0.5 miles of the village centre.

As such, Iden needs a simple flexible plan to enable the community to initiate a response within its borders while awaiting support and leadership from District and County Council emergency services.  Normally, response is hoped to be achieved within 45 minutes; however, circumstances may arise when such services become overloaded or delayed by severe weather.

A copy of the Iden Community Resilience plan can be downloaded here.