Residents are warned to wrap up warm

Residents are being asked to take care in the cold snap and to look out for elderly neighbours.

The Met Office has issued an alert about cold weather, with the lowest temperatures expected to occur over the weekend and continue into early next week.

Council gritters will be out tonight (Thursday, 14  January) on primary routes across the borough to keep main roads moving and drivers are asked to take extra care.

The council is also asking residents to be good neighbours during the cold weather by checking that elderly or vulnerable people in their area are safe, warm and have essential supplies.

Residents who are concerned about keeping their homes warm can also call Ealing Council’s Cold Weather Support in Ealing (COSIE) helpline to receive tips and information on how to keep their homes warm and their energy bills down. 

Some residents may also qualify for a free home visit by a ‘Green Doctor’ who can offer tailored energy advice and support. Additional support is also available for those who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

Residents can call the COSIE Freephone number on 0800 083 2265 between Monday-Friday, from 9.30am until 5.30pm.

Read more about keeping warm in winter.