Council asks Fifers: “Are you prepared for winter?”

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FIFERS are being urged to get ready for winter as Fife Council gets behind a national campaign to ensure Scotland is better prepared this year.

The campaign ‘Ready for Winter?’ was launched by the Scottish government last month, and Fife Council has now released an information pamphlet detailing the ways that Fife residents can keep up to date with weather related news, including school closures and travel disruptions.

As well as signing up for text and e-mail alerts on the Fife Direct website which is regularly updated, Fife residents can also follow the Council on Twitter and Facebook for news as it happens.

For travel disruptions and information on school closures, updates can be heard on Kingdom FM, Radio Forth and Tay FM, or people can go to channel 539 on Sky and Virgin.

Dr Bob McLellan, head of transportation and environmental services said: “Fife Council is committed to keeping Fife moving whatever the weather and staff will be working 24 hours a day, seven days a week dedicated to this task.

“In the most severe weather, we will have access to up to a thousand personnel and in addition we have arrangements for external resources, plant and equipment.

“We also have 40,000 tonnes of salt in stock, enough to keep Fife moving through even the harshest winter.

“We hope that Fife’s residents can be assured that we will be working flat out to keep Fife on the move this winter.”