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Preparing for winter

Advice from our Energy Team

  • Make sure your boiler is up to date with its Annual Service
  • Make sure your water pipes are adequately lagged and your roof properly insulated
  • Keep an eye on weather forecasts, particularly severe weather warnings from the Met Office
  • Stock up on store cupboard basics such as soup, tinned fish and long life milk in case you can’t get out of your home for a couple of days
  • Nominate a flu friend or neighbour who can collect essentials such as prescriptions on your behalf
  • Keep a list of useful and emergency contacts by your phone and add local organisations and charities who support older people
  • Know where your stopcock and gas meter are located. Keep torches, a battery-powered radio and spare batteries where they’re easy to find in the dark in case of power cuts.

  • 01636 650000

    Mon - Thurs 8.30am - 5.15pm
    Friday 8.30am - 4.45pm

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  • Get in touch:

    Newark and Sherwood District Council
    Kelham Hall
    NG23 5QX

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