Greater Manchester Third Sector (Voluntary Agencies) fourth meeting

This evening Bolton MRT team member Steve O’Hara attended the fourth meeting of the Greater Manchester 3rd Sector (Voluntary Agencies) which as with the previous three meetings was held and hosted by the British Red Cross at its Cornbrook Estate, Manchester, offices.

The aims of the Greater Manchester 3rd Sector (Voluntary Agencies) Group are to provide a forum to maximise the contribution of the Voluntary Agencies and Faith Communities to resilience planning and response in the Greater Manchester conurbation, including Manchester Airport.

This meeting is the latest in a series of predecessor meetings over a great many years, previously attended by Peter Hyde of Oldham MRT, and occasionally by our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE which has seen the various voluntary agencies working in Greater Manchester come together to discuss items of mutual interest in cases of emergency eg; flooding; gas explosions; major fires and severe weather.

Tonight’s meeting commenced at 19:00hrs.

As with previous meetings, our attendance at this meeting was to represent the interests of those Mountain Rescue Teams operating within Greater Manchester.

The next meeting of this group is scheduled for Wednesday 29th October 2014.