Cumbria County Council continues to support the county’s residents and businesses during the coming months with their ‘winter ready’ campaign.
This year’s campaign will reflect the winter travel and weather preparations, and up to date public health information and guidance, including information about covid and flu boosters.
The campaign will continue to include a programme of social media activity helping to ensure that people are kept up to date with all the latest winter advice and information.
Winter Ready 2022 seeks to ensure people have the right information, advice and guidance at their fingertips. It has been developed, and is supported by a wide range of partners, including Cumbria County Council, Cumbria’s six district councils, NHS, Cumbria Community Foundation and the Environment Agency.
The campaign provides advice and assistance on everything you need to know to help you be prepared and to get winter ready, including:
- The latest information, guidance and support available to people regarding Coronavirus.
- Emergency planning – advice on how to protect your home from flooding and find out if you are at risk.
- Winter travel – how to stay safe, keep up to date with road and weather information and make sure your vehicle is ready for winter.
- General health advice – staying well this winter.
- Information and advice about support for the Cost of Living
Councillor Keith Little, Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said:
“We have seen severe winter weather impact on communities in Cumbria, in recent years. Winter is just around the corner, and it is important we take some simple steps to prepare – from getting a flu or a Covid booster jab, to checking over your vehicle.
“Whatever the weather throws at us this winter, Cumbria County Council is ready to respond. The dedicated Winter Ready web pages are a one-stop platform with links, handy tips and advice to help all of Cumbria’s residents, businesses and visitors.”
Councillor Deborah Earl, Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Services, said:
“Taking part in the Winter Ready campaign is an important part of my job, so I’m pleased to be involved again this year.
“Our communities should have access to all the current information at their fingertips, so that they can receive all of the advice and guidance they need to survive the winter”.