Ready for Winter road shows

Date: 

Monday, 27 November, 2017


The next Ready for Winter road shows are heading to Milngavie and Bishopbriggs – with a wealth of information and promotional material on offer to help residents have a safe festive season.

Head along to Tesco, Milngavie on Thursday 30 November or Morrisons, Bishopbriggs on Friday 8 December for advice on topics such as community safety, looking after vulnerable residents, fire safety, gritting, and tips for driving in freezing conditions.

Working in partnership with the Scottish Government on the Ready Scotland campaign, East Dunbartonshire Council and partners have arranged the events so that people have all the information they will need to cope with severe weather.

Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership, and Council departments including Housing, Roads and Community Safety, will be on hand to offer help, advice and reassurance.

Council Leader Councillor Gordan Low, said, “Nobody likes to think about the worst case scenario, but I would urge everyone to take just a few minutes to think about how prepared they are for the unexpected. 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.

“Our officers and partners will be there to help with any questions you have and there’s also a wealth of information available on the Ready for Winter page on the Council’s website - https://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/residents/get-ready-winter.”

The next road shows will run from 10am until 3pm on these dates:

  • Tesco, Milngavie – Thursday 30 November;
  • Morrisons, Bishopbriggs -  Friday 8 December.

The Ready Scotland website also has lots of advice about how to prepare for poor winter weather, and what to do if you are affected by events such as power cuts or flooding. Have a look at http://www.readyscotland.org/

 

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