It’s time to get ready for winter

Residents in East Dunbartonshire are being urged not 
to get caught out by poor weather – at home or on 
the move.

The local council is joining forces with the Scottish 
Government, holding two roadshows in the area, to keep residents as safe as possible during the winter months.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie, convener of policy and resources said: “The weather is still fairly mild and pleasant, so it’s difficult for people to start thinking about really bad weather.

“But in reality, it could happen in the next few weeks.

“The last thing we want is to be caught out.

“The ‘Ready for Winter’ campaign will promote the message that by taking some quick and easy actions, people can be prepared for winter and extreme weather in particular.

“As well as snow and freezing temperatures, our scope will increase this year to cover flooding and high winds too.

Over the coming weeks we will be giving hints and tips on staying safe while out and about or driving and how to prepare our homes for sudden bad weather.”

The council will hold two roadshows where officers will give practical advice on how to be safe in their home when out in their car and how to prepare for the winter.

The council is also being supported by its partner agencies – Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue and the NHS.

The roadshows will be held at the following venues:

n The Fraser Centre, Milngavie, on Friday, October 31, from 10am until 1pm.

n The Hub, Kirkintilloch, on Thursday, November 6, from 10am-2pm.

Councillor Geekie added: “We are keen to make sure that everyone is as prepared as 
possible.

“We will be supporting the Scottish Government’s national campaign by making local information and advice available online and in public buildings such as libraries and leisure centres.

“We hope people come along to our roadshows. There will be a whole host of useful

information and you’ll be able to speak directly to the experts and get advice that’s right 
for you.”

The ‘Ready for Winter’ campaign is a national 
initiative led by the 
Scottish Government, supported locally by partner 
organisations across the country.