Ready for summer

We have prepared some advice to help you and your loved ones stay safe and well during the summer months.

Is hot weather on the way?

Find out the latest hot weather forecast for your area here:

Met Office search latest weather

Protect yourself from the sun

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK? Too much sun can increase your risk - find out how to protect yourself here: 

Health and wellbeing - seasonal health advice

How to cope in a heat wave

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. Find out how to cope with a heat wave here:

NHS advice - how to cope in a heat wave

Preventing grass fires

Tips to help prevent accidental grass fires:

  • Avoid having camp fires or bonfires during prolonged dry spells
  • Dispose of smoking materials such as cigarettes safely
  • Never leave barbecues unattended and extinguish them properly after you have finished using them
  • Do not drop litter, especially glass which can magnify the sun’s rays and start a fire
  • Explain to children the dangers of playing with and lighting fires

Grass and field fires can spread quickly. If you see smouldering call 999 to enable firefighters to deal with it, and stop it spreading. Find out more about fire safety here:

Fire Safety for Summer Days Outside

Service disruption or closures

If our services become affected due to extreme weather conditions (summer or winter) information will be published on our website. Links to each service can be found here:

Latest service disruption and closures

We will also publish updates on Face Book and BCC Twitter - especially outside of business hours.

Other hot weather information

Age UK advice on staying cool in a heat wave

Met Office explains what a heat wave is







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