We are a registered charity
providing 4x4 Response support within the areas covered by the Police Forces of
Avon & Somerset,
Our group is a registered member of 4x4 Response UK, the umbrella organisation which supports all 4x4 Response groups nationally.
Our neighbouring groups can be contacted via the links on the right, or other groups nationally via the 4x4 Response UK Group Register.
Teams of volunteers prepared to use their own vehicles and give up their time to help others that exist across the country.
We provide logistic assistance to Category One and Two responders (as defined in the Civil Contingencies Act) and other Voluntary agencies, normally via the Local Resilience Forums.
Our volunteers are vetted and trained to operate safely, often in conditions where others are advised to not travel unless necessary.
Our aim is the preservation of life; Our role is to assist those who need transport to achieve that necessary aim to do so.
If your organisation provides a critical service to human welfare, then please refer to our new user information page for details of how you might call on our support.
We provide reliable transport in times of severe weather (snow, gales, heavy rain & floods), and other major emergencies.
This can be to transport essential personnel or supplies to areas that would be hard or impossible to reach in normal vehicles.
We also support Local Authorities when they have to setup and run emergency rest centres.
We have agreements with various user bodies in our operational area, varying from formal MOUs to 'per occasion' agreements.
We can be called directly by any statutory or voluntary agency with whom we have an agreement, but not by the general public who should call the appropriate Emergency Service.
This BBC Report provides a good overview of a typical deployment for a Wessex 4x4 Response volunteer
As a Registered Charity we raise funds to cover our operating costs
by our own member`s fundraising efforts,
by a small daily charge per vehicle to the agencies calling us,
and from your donations.
To donate by SMS, send WESS44 £10 to 70070.