Be a good neighbour during winter weather

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As the deep mid-winter approaches, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is urging residents to support vulnerable neighbours who might struggle to clear drives and pathways or make it to shops and pharmacies for essential items.

A council spokesperson said: “It would be incredibly helpful if all residents of the East Riding of Yorkshire could think about being a ‘good neighbour’ and check on people that they know might be affected by the weather and provide what ever support they can.”

Practical support could include:

-providing assistance/support to people who cant get shops for essential food items

-providing assistance/support to people who cant get to pharmacies for essential medication

- helping to clear footpaths and drives wherever practicable

- promoting advice on keeping warm during cold conditions

advising people to take extra care and wear boots or shoes with good grip when they go out. (Some outdoor shops sell ice grips that can be fitted onto shoes).