Newport Parish Council has been successful in securing funding of £8,645 from Scottish and Southern Energy Resilient Communities Fund to train and equip voluntary emergency wardens for Newport.
36 Emergency Wardens will cover the 6 areas in Newport that are most vulnerable to flooding. Six of the trained Wardens will be lead Wardens. The wardens will also be trained for wider emergencies to include extreme weather and utility failure. The Parish Council will work with The Footprint Trust, Newport Rivers Group, the Environment Agency and the IW Council Community Resilience Team to create a comprehensive plan for Newport.
The trained Emergency Wardens will act as local contacts, working in ward-based groups, giving guidance and assistance to their neighbours. They will also be loaned simple equipment enabling them to offer immediate assistance ahead of any requirement for the emergency services.
If you wish to become a Flood Warden please complete our on-line form.