Free advice on keeping safe and preparing for the colder weather will be available at Bolton Council’s annual ‘get ready for winter’ event.


The free event has been organised by the 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.


The advice day will be held on Thursday, October 27, from 9.30am until 3.30pm in Victoria Square.


Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Elaine Sherrington, said: “October has been a mild month so far but this event will help people prepare themselves for when the colder weather hits.


“It’s an opportunity for people to find out how they can help themselves during winter, as well as finding out what we and our partners do to help keep residents safe.”

Help and information will be available about keeping warm and saving money on energy bills, maintaining vehicles, eating healthily on a budget during winter, and home and personal security.

The public can also test out their concentration skills with a driver simulation vehicle, meet search and rescue dogs, or take a look around a fire engine.

Participants include: the council, Greater Manchester Police; Greater Manchester Fire; North West Ambulance Service; the Environment Agency; utility companies and transport agencies; voluntary organisations such as British Red Cross; Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, and the Salvation Army.

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