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Packs containing useful equipment to help communities respond to emergency situations provided to North Lanarkshire groups

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A range of useful equipment to help communities respond to emergency situations, such as adverse weather or extended power loss, is being provided to groups in North Lanarkshire.The packs contain items such as snow shovels, torches, cold weather grip gloves, hand warmers, emergency foil blankets and first aid kits.And this year two-way radios, megaphones, and other materials to assist with local communications are also being made available.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android The response from volunteer groups is crucial in supporting the local authority and key partners, such as Police Scotland and NHS Lanarkshire, to ensure the continued delivery of critical services.The Community Partnership team has been handing the packs out to around 50 community groups across the nine Community Board areas.Councillor Kenneth Stevenson, convener of the communities committee, told Lanarkshire Live: “The events of recent years have shown how well communities come together to support one another and look out for the most vulnerable.“Poor weather with wintery conditions and storms can cause serious disruption and these resilience packs will help local support efforts.“We believe that working with our wonderful volunteers and community groups is the best way to achieve outcomes that will benefit our local

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