Local people are advised to prepare for further cold weather. Temperatures are dropping and may cause greater risk to vulnerable residents.
We are advising residents to stay at home and only go out where neccessary.
The council's emergency procedures are in place. Gritters are on standby and will be sent out to grit primary routes across the borough to keep main roads moving if freezing conditions are forecast. This Ice warning could mean difficult driving conditions, and unnecessary potential slips or falls, so we are urging residents to please be careful.
Every year Ealing Council works with Transport for London, the other London boroughs, the City of London and emergency services to put plans in place in the event of severe winter weather. Severe weather can sometimes result in council services being disrupted, for this reason residents are reminded to keep up to date by following Ealing Council on twitter.
The council is also asking residents to be good neighbours at this time, if the cold weather continues, by checking that elderly or vulnerable people in their area are safe, warm and have essential supplies. Read more about keeping warm and well in the winter.
Residents who are concerned about keeping their homes warm can call Ealing Healthy Homes (formerly COSIE) helpline to receive tips and information on how to keep their homes warm and their energy bills down. Additional support is also available for those who are struggling to pay their energy bills. Residents can call the Ealing Healthy Homes freephone number on 0800 083 2265 between Monday-Friday, from 9.30am until 5.30pm.
Anyone who is concerned about someone sleeping rough during the cold weather – or at any other time – can report it using the national Streetlink website or by calling 0300 500 0914. The information will be sent to the local St Mungo’s outreach service, which is contracted by the council to contact and help rough sleepers. Please give as much information as possible about the location at which the person is sleeping.
Please check Transport for London's website if you do travel by following @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.