Community Safety Partners
The Community Safety Partners work together in order to help prepare communities for the bad weather.
Support from Emergency Services
Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service also support the campaign. The community safety partners work together in order to help prepare communities for the bad weather, and members of the public are encouraged to help by doing the same. The Police highlighted that one of the main aims is to clear roads and keep traffic moving. However efforts can be severely hampered by drivers who abandon their vehicles in inappropriate places. In some instances people do have to leave their cars, but if possible it is best for them to pull in to the side of the road in the direction of travel, leaving room for vehicles to get by.
Anyone who themselves stuck in the snow, and they have no alternative but to leave their car, should contact police on 101 to let them know where the vehicle is.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service ask drivers to think about where they leave their vehicles and to make sure that there is enough room for emergency vehicles to pass by as delays of even a few minutes can be the difference between life and death.
Ready Scotland Campaign
West Lothian Council also supports the Scottish Government's 'Ready for Winter' campaign. The aim of the campaign is to encourage families, businesses and communities to start to plan how to be better prepared and how, by taking a few simple steps to prepare for winter. More information is available on www.readyscotland.org.