SCPC Resilience Plan

Sampford Courtenay Parish Council is trying to put a plan together to prepare for any unexpected emergency that may affect the village or any of its parishioners.

In the first instance, we urge you to read the West Devon Borough Council's tips for keeping yourself safe this winter. For more information, also see

Met Office Winter Checklist

  • Get your flu jab 
  • Top up antifreeze screen wash 
  • Check your tyres 
  • Think about a winter kit for your car
  • Consider alternative commuting plans for severe weather
  • Check your heating – your home should be heated to at least 18°C
  • Consider how you would access vital information if a storm takes out power and phone lines
  • Check that your pipes are insulated
  • Know where your stoptap is
  • Think about what may be impacted by strong winds – guttering, pipes, roof tiles/slates, garden items
  • Check whether you are at risk of flooding
  • Freeze a loaf of bread and pint of milk for times of bad weather