Cathy writes: Whilst the children are excited about the snow and possibilities of snowball fights and building snowmen for many people the snow and ice and be yet another cause for worry in these already challenging times.
Whilst staying COVID-safe, check if any neighbours – particularly elderly ones – need any supplies from the shops as they may be more anxious about slipping on the ice.
Cathy has been busy checking in with residents on the phone, and has a list of useful numbers that you might need in case of emergency:
• Floodline: 0345 988 1188 (TypeTalk number 0345 602 6340)
• UK Power Networks: 0800 31 63 105 (or 105 from a mobile phone)
• For more general support due to the cold or Covid call the Norfolk Assistance Scheme: 0344 800 8020.
Cathy continues: If you are able to, check that water sources for wildlife have not frozen over; and perhaps put out some food for them too?
Above all, keep warm and stay safe.
Cathy is Labour’s candidate for Acle* division of Norfolk County Council in May’s elections.
[* Acle division includes Beighton, Freethorpe, Halvergate, Lingwood and Burlingham, & Reedham]