Emergency plans and advice

Severe weather - Extreme Heat

9 August 2022:

Hot weather alert

The UK Health Security Agency has issued a heat alert as temperatures are expected to reach the mid-30s C this week. All of our libraries will be supplying water to anyone who needs it. You can find your nearest library at our dedicated library webpage.

NEWday is also offering a cooling down space for vulnerable people at:

The Well Community Centre
49 Vicarage Lane
East Ham
E6 6DQ

This will be available from Tuesday 9 August to Friday 12 August from 8.30am until 4.30pm.

Our outreach teams will be visiting locations around the borough this week to check on vulnerable people, and them offer support and advice, while our rapid response team will be doing the same over the weekend.

Hot weather

As temperatures in Newham rise, please take a look at the NHS advice available on how to stay safe during this time.

Find out how to ‘Beat the heat: Staying safe in hot weather’ on the government website.

You can also find useful advice on how to prevent heat-related illness and death on the Government's website.

If anyone is concerned about a rough sleeper then they should be encouraged to contact Streetlink by calling 0300 500 0914 or via the Streetlink website.

Coping with heatwaves in the UK | British Red Cross

There’s also advice and information available on the London Fire Brigade website on grass fires and BBQs.

What we do in icy weather

Find out about how we help keep roads safe in winter on our road gritting page.

Winter weather advice

Met Office advice on getting ready for winter including looking after your health, protecting your home and precautions to take when travelling during the winter.

Heavy rain and flooding

Get advice on what to do during a flood.

Severe weather advice

Severe Weather advice from the Met Office 

Advice on coping with heatwaves from NHS Live Well

 

What we do in icy weather

Find out about how we help keep roads safe in winter on our road gritting page.

Winter weather advice

Met Office advice on getting ready for winter including looking after your health, protecting your home and precautions to take when travelling during the winter.

Heavy rain and flooding

Get advice on what to do during a flood.

Severe weather advice

Severe Weather advice from the Met Office 

Advice on coping with heatwaves from NHS Live Well