Get Ready for Winter

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Are you and your family prepared for severe weather?    

Whatever the weather this winter, East Dunbartonshire Council is committed to keeping roads clear and maintaining public services. But the way to being properly prepared is what you can do, in your own home, and with your neighbours, to minimise the effects of severe weather where you live and work. So don’t get caught out this year.

Our Roads Team is on standby 24 hours a day, and the duty officer checks a forecast website several times a day to help the team decide on gritting action. You can check our weather report and gritting plans on our gritting page - the page is updated every afternoon.

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 Housing, Roads and Community Safety, will be on hand at the events across the region to offer help, advice and reassurance.
The road shows will run from 10am until 3pm on these dates:
  • Sainsbury’s, Kirkintilloch – Friday 10 November
  • Tesco, Milngavie – Thursday 30 November
  •  Morrisons, Bishopbriggs -  Friday 8 December

Even an average Scottish winter is likely to include cold snaps and snowfalls, ice, storms, high winds, heavy rain and fog, so the Scottish Government has published information to help you and your family get prepared early.Cartoon image of  dog, house and car

Ready Scotland’s website contains practical advice and simple steps you can take to protect you, your family, your community and your business from the worst effects of poor weather.

Visit today and start getting ready for winter.