Residents are being urged to come along to an event to get advice on how to keep safe this winter.
A winter advice day is being held on Thursday, October 25, from 10am until 3pm 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 be available about keeping warm and saving money on energy bills, maintaining your car, and eating healthily on a budget during winter.
Participants include: the council’s gritting service which will bring a gritter; the emergency services; the Environment Agency; United Utilities; along with voluntary agencies such as British Red Cross; Bolton Mountain Rescue Team; North West 4 x 4 response, and the Salvation Army.
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.
“This is a unique 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 other organisations do to help keep residents safe during winter.”