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Cold weather alert issued for Crawley and West Sussex

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The Met office has warned that temperatures are expected to drop below freezing for the next few days.

The alert was issued yesterday and continues until Friday 02 December, afterwards the temperatures are expected to mildly rise.

Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases, as the cold can affect their health. Ice on the roads and pavements can also lead to accidents and injury.

Christine Field, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “The Met Office is warning us it is going to be a lot colder over the next few days.

“We would urge older people, families with very young children and those with chronic illnesses to take extra care during the cold snap.

“We would also encourage residents to take a few minutes to think about how this cold snap might affect older relatives and neighbours. If you can look in on them and make sure they are keeping warm and well. By checking on them, checking that their house is warm, or picking up essentials like food or medicine, you could really make a difference.”

The county council is also reminding people that they are eliblie for a free Flu vaccine, and should consider having this done before winter sets in.

 

More information can be found at www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/get-ready-for-winter.

To find out about free services which can give advice on keeping warm and energy advice contact your local well-being hub at www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk.

 

Tips for staying warm during winter:

  • Have in the house plenty of warm food and drink
  • When out, wear lots of layers and shoes with good grip, to avoid accidental falls
  • Try to only heat rooms you are using; heat living rooms during the day, and bedrooms at night
  • Blankets are a good way to stay warm at home, particularly if you are sitting down and not mobile

 

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Britain’s Got Talent auditions come to Crawley

The ITV show is holding auditions at The Hawth this month.

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Get practising because Britain’s Got Talent is coming to Crawley!

The hugely popular ITV show is holding auditions right here in Crawley at The Hawth and you can be a part of it.

On Thursday 30th August from 2-8pm you can audition to be a part of this fantastic show.

If you are under 18 you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

You can also apply via ITV.com/talent

So dust off those dance shoes, dig out the instruments and show the world how talented you are.

 

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