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Tips to keep safe in winter weather

When winter weather strikes it is important to be prepared, so here's a handy guide to keep you safe and warm in the cold months.

Whether you are out and about on the roads or inside your home – Fareham Borough Council has gathered information from the Met Office, Hampshire County Council, Southern Water and Portsmouth Water to help residents stay safe.

Keep an eye on the weather

The Met Office has the latest forecast online here External Hyperlink to keep you up-to-date with changes in the weather.

The Met Office has its own checklist, offering guidance on how to ready for winter. Have a look here for advice External Hyperlink.

On the roads

Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council has warned the number of breakdowns double during the winter months and has the following advice to drivers:

In Snow and Ice

For more advice about driving please have a look at Hampshire County Council's website here External Hyperlink.

To contact Hampshire County Council please call 0300 555 1375 - 8.30am to 5pm.

In the home

Southern Water

Southern Water has issued a checklist of top tips to prepare your home for the cold.

To contact Southern Water call 0330 303 1263 (24 hour, seven days a week) or for Emergencies call 0330 303 0368.

Find out more online at Southern Water's website External Hyperlink

Portsmouth Water

Portsmouth Water offer the following advice here External Hyperlink on how to wrap up for winter and protect your home.

WaterSafe is an online directory of approved plumbers who are competent and qualified. To find a local plumber click here External Hyperlink.  

Portsmouth Water can be contacted on 023 9249 9888 for General Enquiries or the 24-Hour Emergency Line on 023 9247 7999.


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