Ready for winter roadshows

Date: 

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018

 

Winter is coming and East Dunbartonshire Council is once again urging residents not to get caught out by severe weather, either at home or on the move.                                                                                                      

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.

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

  • Barleybank, Kirkintilloch – Thursday 22 November
  • Milngavie precinct – Friday 30 November

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 at the events to offer advice and reassurance.

Joint Council Leader Councillor Andrew Polson said, "We obviously hope there is no repeat of the severe winter weather we experienced last year, but it’s always better to be prepared and take a few practical steps to make sure that you are not caught out.

"Our road shows are a great opportunity to find out what we will be doing to keep our residents and visitors safe. We’ll be offering practical advice on what we can all do to stay safe while out and about or driving and how to prepare our homes for sudden bad weather."

Joint Council Leader Councillor Vaughan Moody added, "Temperatures have already started to drop and our gritting teams have already been out in recent weeks.

"We will prioritise keeping main roads clear and safe when temperatures drop and we’ll post updates about bad weather and gritting programmes on our website and social media channels.

"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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