Response group call on volunteers

The group help emergency services during wintry weather
The group help emergency services during wintry weather

A local group which provides support to the emergency services, civil authorities and other essential services in Tayside is looking for people to help.

Tayside 4x4 Response is 24/7 voluntary service formed of 4x4 owners who give up their time and use of their own vehicles to assist emergency services.

A spokesperson for the group explained: “We form part of the National 4x4 Response Network while primarily supporting Perth and Kinross and Angus areas. Typically Tayside 4x4 Response has been called to help with transporting key medical/NHS/999 staff in icy and snowy conditions on roads where traditional vehicles are no longer a viable option.”

The group also help with meals on wheels delivery in bad weather and assist with access to remote areas in flooded conditions.

Tayside 4x4 Response is open to the general public, and anyone may seek to join and volunteer their time as an active responder (with their own 4x4) or perhaps as a support member where help with logistics and fund-raising.

The group is holding an open evening tomorrow (Thursday) and invites those interested in joining to attend. The meeting takes place in the Monifieth Community Cabin at Invertay House, 2 Maule Street, Monifieth, at 7.30 p.m.