Needham Market: Volunteers come forward to be part of emergency flood response team

Flooding in Needham Market

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A town which was hit by severe flooding last year is working on emergency proposals to combat future devastation.

A team of volunteers has come forward to be part of a response team which will be called on in the event of an emergency in Needham Market.

The team is one of dozens which have been set up in the Mid Suffolk and Babergh areas after a Government scheme called for communities to be ready in the event of a major emergency.

Emergency planning officer for Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils, Sue Herne, said: “The five volunteers in Needham Market are keen to get involved and get the project off the ground.

“They are going to need a lot more support from the community. Eventually they are going to need to recruit volunteers to help fulfil the roles – for example in the case of an evacuation.”

In an emergency the group would liaise with the 999 services to help.

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