Caton-with-Littledale and Quernmore North Emergency Plan

Our Emergency Plan covers the whole of the parish of Caton-with-Littledale and the areas of Quernmore parish lying along the A683 and the River Lune, including Scarthwaite, Denny Beck , Junction 34 and the Lune Valley Estate.

It is intended to encourage  residents and businesses and organisations to prepare for emergencies, and help organise a local response if required during an emergency.

The plan was prepared with help from Mark Bartlett, the Civil Contingencies Officer at Lancaster City Council, and emergency groups in the Lancaster District.

Emergency Information and Contacts

Immediate crisis – ring 999 for fire brigade, including help with flooding; ambulance; police

Lancashire Emergency Help and Information: 0300 123 6780

Environment Agency Floodline – 0345 988 1188 – To report a flood or if your property is at risk of flooding from a reservoir, river or stream.

United Utilities – 0345 6723 723 – If flooding is from sewers or burst water mains.

To report a power cut or get updates when your electricity has been cut off, dial 105.

For action on blocked drains and gutters: Lancashire Flood Risk Team/Highways – 0300 123 6780

Flooding – Floodsax are available from the Victoria Institute. 

Emergency centre for the village – Victoria Institute. 

Up-to-date information  Try Facebook –   Linking Caton and Broohouse  or Lune Valley Flood Forum

River Lune Levels at Caton

Our Community Emergency Coordinators can open the Victoria  Institute in an emergency and give you access to Floodsax.  They also have details of some local people with useful equipment they are prepared to use to help  in an emergency.  They do not have lists of vulnerable people or residents, so do contact them if you or someoneyou  know may need extra help in a emergency.

Community Emergency Contacts – Caton and Quernmore North – people marked * hold a key for the Victoria Institute

*Peter Collins   45 Low Mill, Caton, LA2 9HY.  Home: 771658; Work: 771733; Mobile: 07964 537 277

*Jenny Walmsley – Moorlands, Moorside Road, Brookhouse, LA2 9PN. Home: 771299; Mobile: 07961 292 186

*Ray Elvis – 41 Hall Drive, Caton, LA2 9QF. Home: 770969; Mobile: 07947 536 569

*Ron Gibbons – Beech Villa, Holme Lane, Brookhouse, LA2 9JU.  Home: 770002; Mobile: 07732 543 575

*Mike Wright – 2B Escowbeck House, Caton Road, Quernmore, LA2 9HS. Home: 771623; Mobile 07807 816201

Janet Taylor – 7 Denny Bank, Denny Beck, LA2 9LS.  Home: 770527

Bruce Alexander –  Heather Barn, Rigg Lane, Quernmore, LA2 9EH. Home: 32789; Mobile: 07767 091 812

Preparing for flooding (and other emergencies)

Useful sources of information and advice include:

Flood Guidance

UK Government Advice on Preparing for Flooding 

How To Prepare for Floods, and Dealing with the Aftermath 

Lancashire Resilience Forum’s  ‘Preparing for Emergencies’ booklet There’s lots of practical tips and advice on how to protect yourself and prepare for a range of scenarios from bad weather and flooding to a loss of essential services or an industrial accident.

Emergency Plan Documents