Are you ready for the onset of winter?

Snowy weather is on the way
Snowy weather is on the way

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

The 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 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 is holidng two ‘Ready for Winter’ roadshows where officers will give practical advice on how to be safe in the 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 in The Fraser Centre, Milngavie, this Friday, October 31, from 10am until 1pm and The Hub, Kirkintilloch, on Thursday, November 6, from 10am-2pm.

Councillor Geekie added “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.”