Tag Archives: snowy weather

Snow Far Snow Good

Much to the relief of local traders and those residents that need to drive and go about their business at the weekend Southend on Sea has avoided the snow to date. However, bad weather is forecast his coming week and the elderly will need to be extra careful. The elderly are far more vulnerable to falling and slipping and the consequent, breaks, sprains and bruising etc often has far greater consequences for them. Once hospitalised it is far more difficult for the elderly to return to their homes and their independence.

So please let’s pull together if we get snow or ice, let’s look out for elderly neighbours and help them to stay safe indoors rather than venturing to the shops. If you have concerns about a neighbour and cannot contact them please contact the Council directly on 215000.

Further advice around gritting and any disruption caused by adverse weather can be found here

Totally Unacceptable


To be without heat, hot water and cooking facilities is bad enough but when the the weather is as cold as it is this week and forecast to be next week it is totally unacceptable. Is this really true?

 From todays Echo- 

‘RESIDENTS face up to 48 hours with no heating as the National Grid plans to replace gas pipes during this week’s freezing temperatures.

With the thermometer set to dip below minus four C tomorrow, people living in The Dale, Thundersley, face two days without gas….’