Training & Workshop Program

Below is the timetable to date of workshops & training sessions that are available to any of the volunteers who are actively involved in a Community Emergency Planning Group or Winter Gritting Group across Suffolk.  This means that it's not just your key committee members but anyone who has said that they will volunteer in the evnt of an incicent occuring, or volunteers in organisations that form part of your local response teame.g. |Good Neighbours Scheme, WI etc. 

Bookings are being taken for all the courses below. It doesn’t matter if you book on a course that is outside of the district that your group is in.  If that’s the date that suits you the best then that’s absolutely fine.  Bookings should be made by emailing Sue Herne via  Giving your name, which course you wish to attend & which Community Emergency Planning Group you are a volunteer with.  Joining instructions will be sent out about a week before each event, but you will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of your booking.

To find out more about the courses we are running please see the course outline sheets here

With Regards to the rest Centre Training (P) = Practical Training Session & (T) = Theory.  You need to attend one theory session & 1 practical Session to complete the training, preferably the theory one first.  There are likely to be more sessions added to the program as we go through the year.  Rest Centre Training will be with the Council Staff and Managers.  Those that have previously attended are welcome to attend just another practical session if they wish to do so.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Sue Herne on 01449 724851 or 07776 481787 or by using the email address above.


Rest Centre Training

New Starters

Steering Grouup AGM  

4th Rest Centre Practical 09:30 - 12:30 Old Canteen BDC

19th Rest Centre Practical 09:30 - 12:30 FHDC

19th Rest Centre Theory & Practical 09:30 - 16:00 Gainsborough Sports Centre

10th New Starters Workshop 10:00—13:00,Meeting Room 7, Forest Heath District Council, College Heath Road, Mildenhall



13th Rest Centre Practical 09:30 -12:30 SEBC

14th Rest Centre Practical 09:30 - 12:30 Dove Room MSDC

  17th 10:00hrs - 13:00hrs Council Chamber MSDC 

15th Rest Centre Practical 09:30 - 12:30 Old Canteen BDC

20th - TBC Rest Centre Theory 13:30 - 17:00 Kelsale Cum Carleton 

22nd Rest Centre Practical 09:30 - 12:30 FHDC


12th Rest Centre Theory 09:30 - 12:30 SEBC

13th rest Centre Theory 09:30 - 12:30 Dove Room, MSDC



BDC = Babergh District Council, Corks Lane, Hadleigh Suffolk IP7 6SJ

MSDC = Mid Suffolk District Council, 131 High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8DL

SEBC = St Edmundsbury Borough Council, WSH = West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3SP

FHDC = Forest Heath District Council, College Heath Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7EY