In the event of a major emergency that affects the community of Keswick, such as flooding, the Community Emergency Plan will be put into action.

The Keswick Community Emergency Plan lays out the actions to be undertaken in an emergency by the Emergency Volunteers. This is not a replacement of any actions by the Emergency Services or Statutory Authorities, but rather an addition.

In the event of an emergency, the Town Council Chamber will be opened as an Operational Control Centre. From this base volunteers will be dispatched to warn, inform and assist residents in Keswick.

Nearly 100 local people have registered to be Emergency Volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, contact us on the details below.

Floodsax: These are available in advance of an emergency for householders to collect from the Allerdale office in the Town Council Building.

Sandbags: Sandbags are currently stored in four sites across the town. Rear of the Catholic Church on High Hill; Rear of the Convention Centre, Brackenrigg Drive; Sorting Office, Penrith Road; rear of the Town Council Building, Main Street.

Keswick Community Emergency Recovery Partnership (KCERP) is made up of local voluntary and statutory organisations (including Keswick Town Council). KCERP holds the Community Emergency Plan for Keswick.

KCERP is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), charity number 1169144.Funding has been provided by the Cumbria Community Foundation to support the ongoing development of the Community Emergency Plan in Keswick.

Contact Us:


Phone: 07841678767 (mobile)

Facebook: Keswick Community Emergency Recovery Partnership

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