Summer, 2018

The thermometer has been hovering in the high twenties for what seems like ages. After a long winter the warm sunshine has come as a relief,  but with it comes new potential problems – sunburn, heat exposure and moorland fires. Please remember to have plenty of fluids with you, use your sun-block wisely, and do not start any camp-fires or barbecues. Fires can smoulder long after you think they have been extinguished so best advice is not to have one….. The ground is exceptionally dry in places and getting more like concrete as the season continues.

January, 2018

Well, the New Year has arrived and I can’t quite believe how quickly the last one passed. The local weather is what you might call “all over the place” – with relatively mild interludes punctuating some heavy snow and sharp frosts. Windy as well. And very very wet. So there are lots of soft verges, potholes masquerading as puddles, fallen branches and dark mornings and nights to be aware of. Please “see and be seen” when out and about and keep an eye out for potentially vulnerable members of the community.

Many thanks!