The Council held its first Ready for Winter road show in Kirkintilloch yesterday with large numbers of residents coming along to get advice on topics such as community safety, looking after vulnerable residents, fire safety, gritting, and tips for driving in freezing conditions.
Aligned to the national Ready Scotland campaign, the Council and its partners have arranged a series of information road shows to make sure people are fully prepared and have all the information they will need to cope during extreme or prolonged winter weather.
Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership, and Council departments including Roads and Community Safety, were on hand in Kirkintilloch to offer advice and reassurance.
Joint Council Leader Councillor Andrew Polson helped launch the first road show and he urged residents to prepare for the months to come and any bad weather they may bring.
Councillor Polson, said, “I'm delighted that so many residents braved the cold weather to come along to the road show and I'm sure they found it useful.
“Getting ready for winter is something we all need to do. Whether it’s at home, in the community, or behind the wheel, we all need to consider how we can be better prepared for sudden bad weather.
"It pays to keep informed, take sensible precautions, and think about how you can help others in the community around you.
“The best way to do that is to get ready in advance, and there is plenty help and guidance available at our road shows where you can find out what we will be doing to make our residents and visitors feel safe, and also to let you know what part you can also play.
“The next road show is in Milngavie on Friday 30 November from 10am until 3pm and our officers and partners will be there to help with any questions you have. There’s also information available on the Ready for Winter page on the Council’s website”