Stay safe on long wintry nights

Woodenstown, Chamberlains-town, Newtown, Whitelands, Springfield, Glenagat, Graigue and Ballynattin Community Alert.

Woodenstown, Chamberlains-town, Newtown, Whitelands, Springfield, Glenagat, Graigue and Ballynattin Community Alert.

We would like to give some helpful tips for dealing with the long and wintry nights:- keep fuel near the house with easy access. A bag of salt is very handy to keep footpaths and walkways ice free. Shoe grips are essential should the weather become icy. At this time of year many of us will be visiting relatives and friends so please ensure you secure all windows and doors before you leave your home. Always leave a light on when you are away from your home. This is also a very important time when we should remember to check in on our neighbours and older people in the community, to make sure that are not alone and vulnerable at this time of year. Why not offer to get some fuel/food for your elderly neighbour when you are going shopping yourself or offer a lift to an elderly neighbour? Remember to be vigilant regarding any suspicious vehicles or activity in your area. If you notice any strange vehicles take a note of the registration number and colour/type of the vehicle. Don’t’ approach these vehicles. Please contact Cahir Gardai 052 7445630/Cashel Gardai 062 62866.

While we are all aware of the recent garda closures, now is more important than ever to be vigilant and to watch out for your neighbour. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and a lovely new year.