Information points will be held at markets in the district to ensure residents are prepared for winter

Uttlesford District Council

Uttlesford District Council - Credit: Archant

Uttlesford District Council will host an information point at the district’s markets this month to ensure the local community is prepared for winter.

The market stall will be a ‘one-stop shop’ providing residents with a wide range of seasonal-related information and guidance. It will include ‘keep well, keep warm’ messages, crime prevention advice and home fire safety tips.

Residents will also be able to find out more about emergency planning ahead of excess weather conditions, as well as what resources could be available to them for making home energy improvements.

Information on how to register for the UK Power Networks Priority Scheme, an initiative which offers extra support to those who may need it during a power cut, will also be available.

The winter information and advice stall, which is being run in conjunction with the Council’s partner agencies, will be at:

• Thaxted market – January 16, from 8.30am-1pm

• Great Dunmow market – January 20, from 8.30am-1pm

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• Saffron Walden market – January 27, from 8.30am-1pm

Councillor Vic Ranger, Uttlesford District Council’s (UDC) cabinet member for communities and partnerships with responsibility for health and wellbeing, said: “The Council offers a variety of resources and advice to make sure everyone has the necessary support during the winter, as well as how to be prepared for extreme conditions.

“The information market stall is a one-stop shop of information and advice, and is designed to offer another means by which residents can access some of the key messages on staying safe and healthy this winter – please do come along and talk to us.”

There are simple things you can do for yourself and others, as well as ways the Council can help you, to keep warm and stay healthy this winter.

Further details are available at