Boroughbridge Emergency Response Team (BERT)

The Team can be called to any emergency. For our community this usually means the risk of flooding but could cover major road traffic accidents, a major utility failure or explosion etc. The Team has also undergone training on how to deal with emergencies in an efficient manner. The Team were very active during the recent flooding in and around Boroughbridge.

The Team is a team of volunteers led by Pauline Phillips (01423 324657 or that liaises closely with the emergency planners at Harrogate Borough Council and the Environment Agency.

It is a standalone group totally independent of the Parish councils, although it receives great support from Langthorpe and Milby Parish Councils and Boroughbridge Town Council who provide some funding.

If called in to action, the Team becomes a local co-ordination point for the Emergency Services and the Team assists residents to ensure their safety and wellbeing.

Could you help BERT as a volunteer?

Can you spare a little time to keep our community safe? We are looking for volunteers to join our team.
We are a team of volunteers that support our emergency services. We can be called upon to help out in any kind of emergency where and when our community is at risk. We are mainly called upon to assist in the event of flooding, but there could also be other emergencies including major utility failures such as gas, electricity and water. It has been known for the group to assist in welfare issues during major road traffic accidents. Time commitment dependent on incidents and training is available , so If you are up for a challenge to help people in the community through a difficult time please contact the Town Council office on and/or 01423 322956.



The Coronavirus Issue (Covid-19) is a "social care" issue and community help and support does not fall within the normal remit of The Emergency Response Team.

For help related to the Coronavirus issue then enquiries please contact Boroughbridge Community Care on 01423 324504.

Having said this, the Emergency Response Team stand ready to mobilise and offer help as appropriate and possible.