Priston Emergency Group
Priston Emergency Group
Priston Emergency Group

What is the Priston Emergency Group?
It is a scheme established by Priston Parish Council where villagers are made aware of and can respond to an incident requiring IMMEDIATE action, in order to provide a first response before the arrival of emergency/specialist services.

What sort of emergency are we talking about?

An incident which threatens bodily injury, serious damage to property or any other incident where one would need to call an emergency service

How is the Community advised?
A dedicated “WhatsApp” Group - Priston Emergency Group (PEG) -  has been set up by the Parish Council specifically for use in emergency situations requiring an immediate response.

Why?
The absolute minimum time the village could expect the arrival of an emergency responder is 20 minutes and can be as much as an hour or more. It is during this time that there is a need for villagers to take action to reduce the risks.

How do you join?
If you have skills, tools, equipment  and/or willingness which would help in such situations the Parish Council would be extremely grateful if you would join the PEG WhatsApp group.

You need a smartphone with WhatsApp installed. If you do not have WhatsApp installed this can be done simply and for free from the Google Play Store/Apple App Store for Android/iPhone smartphones respectively.

Then just send a WhatsApp message requesting addition to PEG to Richard Bottle (0780 1371623) or email him on web@priston.org.uk providing your name and mobile number. 

Note that
  • your name and number will be visible to other members of the Group;
  • you can Exit the Group at any time;
  • all messages sent to PEG will be seen by all Group members.

Note also that PEG is intended only for emergency use and not for general village discussion.

For more info. . . . .
If you have any general queries regarding the Parish Council's Priston Emergency Group please contact Doug Pattison or John Wilkinson.

ALWAYS call 999 first before using the WhatsApp Priston Emergency Group.