Residents are being urged to go along to an event to get advice on how to keep safe this winter.
A winter advice day is being held on Thursday, October 31, from 9.30am until 3.30pm in Victoria Square.
The free event has been organised by Bolton Council and its partners to raise awareness of winter weather and demonstrate some of the practical things people can do to prepare themselves to remain safe and self-sufficient throughout the winter months.
Help and information will also be available about keeping warm and saving money on energy bills, maintaining vehicles, and eating healthily on a budget during winter.
Participants include: the council’s gritting service which will bring along a gritter; the emergency services; the Environment Agency along with voluntary agencies such as British Red Cross; Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, and the Salvation Army.
A new webpage http://www.bolton.gov.uk/winter has also been launched to help the public prepare for winter.
The webpage includes helpful hints, tips and signposts the public to information on the weather, school and road closures, gritting and driving in severe weather.
Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Nick Peel, said: “Winter is just around the corner and being prepared will make a huge difference to how we cope when the cold weather hits.
“There are a number of practical things that individuals and communities can do to prepare and this event is an opportunity for people to come down and talk to a range of organisations to find out how they can help themselves during winter. The public can also find out what we and our partners do to help keep residents safe during winter.
“We want our residents and businesses to take simple but sensible steps in readiness for severe winter conditions and I’d encourage people to visit the new webpage to find out more.”