Keep warm - and well

Published Thursday, 7th December 2017

The Met Office has predicted severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow over the next five days.

Although temperatures may hover between 2 and 0 degrees, it may actually feel like -7 to -8 degrees. It’s important for people to keep warm at home to help protect their health and avoid serious illness.

Here are some tips to keep warm and well:

Cold Weather Alert web

Councillor Stephen Thomas, Chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Adult Services Committee, said: “I would strongly urge people to follow these simple but important tips and also to remember the needs of friends, relatives and neighbours who could be at risk.”

There’s lots more advice – including details of free help from Cleveland Fire Brigade for anyone struggling to keep warm this winter - at – search for ‘keeping warm’.

To contact Cleveland Fire Brigade’s Stay Safe and Warm team directly call 01429 874063.