Winter support is the business for traders

Winter support is the business for traders

BUSINESSES are being urged to sign up for invaluable events offering them expert advice on how to cope during any severe wintry weather.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Environment Group has teamed up with the Environment Agency and the Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit to host the sessions, which will give traders specialist support on surviving a big chill.

The authority has a range of initiatives in place to protect communities as part of its new Climate Change Adaptation Plan, from improved weather alerts to making real-time updates available to residents.

And the sessions taking place next month will offer traders a wealth of advice on how they can prepare for the disruption and financial impact which could be caused by any adverse weather.

Experts in flooding, business continuity and future weather trends will be on hand.

The events take place from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Friday, December 2, at Sunnyfield House in Guisborough; Monday, December 5, at Loftus Town Hall; Wednesday,  December 7, at Redcar and Cleveland House, Redcar; and Friday, December 9, at California Community Centre, Eston.

Councillor Helen McLuckie, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Transportation and Planning, said: “We have seen two severe winters in the past couple of years, which brought a significant amount of disruption to the area.

“We want businesses to be in the best possible position to deal with the effects of any adverse weather we might face this year and these sessions offer a great opportunity for them to make the right preparations.”

Anyone wanting to book a place, or further information, should contact Environmental Sustainability Specialist Paul Taylor on 01642 771225 or e-mail paul_taylor@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Alternatively, log onto www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk and search for ‘climate change’.

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