Bolton Council to hold 'winter advice day'
9:22am Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
PEOPLE can learn how to keep safe and warm this winter at a special event.
The winter advice day is being held between 9.30am and 3.30pm on Thursday in Victoria Square.
The free event has been organised by Bolton Council to raise awareness of winter weather and demonstrate some of the practical things people can do to prepare themselves to remain safe and self-sufficient throughout the winter months.
Bolton Council’s executive cabinet member for environment, Cllr Nick Peel, said: “Winter is just around the corner and being prepared will make a huge difference to how we cope when the cold weather hits.
“There are a number of practical things that individuals and communities can do to prepare and this event is an opportunity for people to come down and talk to a range of organisations to find out how they can help themselves during winter. The public can also find out what we and our partners do to help keep residents safe during winter.
“We want our residents and businesses to take simple but sensible steps in readiness for severe winter conditions and I’d encourage people to visit the new webpage to find out more.”
Help and information will also be available about keeping warm and saving money on energy bills, maintaining vehicles, and eating healthily on a budget during winter.
Experts involved in the council’s gritting service, which will bring along a gritter; the emergency services; the Environment Agency along with voluntary agencies such as British Red Cross; Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, and the Salvation Army.
A new webpage bolton.gov.uk/winter has also been launched to help people prepare for winter.
It includes hints, tips and signposts for information on the weather, school and road closures, gritting and driving in severe weather.
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