Look after vulnerable Crawley neighbours, says county council

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People have been called on to keep an eye on vulnerable residents during the cold weather.

A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said the elderly, babies and young children and people with pre-existing medical conditions were at most risk.

Cllr Louise Goldsmith,leader of West Sussex County Council, said: “If you know someone who might need a bit of extra help such as neighbours and elderly relatives and friends please check they are okay.”

The council issued the following tips: have hot food and drinks; wear clothes in layers; heat homes to at least 18 degrees Celsius; check on elderly and vulnerable relatives and neighbours.