Preparing your Winter Plan
|January 2, 2013||Filled under Campaigns, Community, East Riding of Yorkshire Council|
RESIDENTS are being encouraged to prepare a Winter Plan to help themselves stay safe and warm this winter.
The East Riding Council’s new Make Time for Winter booklet contains useful tips, such as encouraging residents to exchange telephone numbers with neighbours in case they are needed in an emergency, and making prior arrangements to help with shopping or to provide other help when it is cold outside.
It also includes:
- a checklist to help people create a winter plan
- details of which roads are ‘gritted’ in winter
- where to get important information about home improvement grants
- tasty recipes for residents who may be running low on provisions.
Councillor Chris Matthews, cabinet portfolio holder for infrastructure, highways and emergency planning, said: “Winter can be a challenging time for both councils and residents, and at this time of year we would ask our residents to check in on their neighbours, especially older people, and make sure they are prepared for inclement weather.
“The council will continue to treat highways and footpaths in accordance with its winter plan and will keep residents updated through its website, Twitter and the local media.”
The booklet also gives guidance on how to clear snow and ice from the pavement outside homes or public spaces to prevent slips and falls. The council stresses people should not be put off clearing paths because they are afraid of legal action.
If you would like a copy of the booklet contact 0845 6001666.
During winter you can receive up to the minute travel information for the East Riding by visiting Twitter and ‘follow’ @ER_roads.