Heatwave Warning July 2022

Published: 13 July 2022

Extract of message received from Essex County Council;

With at least a week of hot weather to come, Essex County Council is encouraging people to enjoy the sun safely and to check up on those who may be more vulnerable, including the elderly and those with heart and respiratory problems.  

In advance of the predicted record-breaking temperatures over the next week, Loughton have many people living on their own or in small households and how, through age or illness, are vulnerable.  Many live in homes which offer little respite.  The County Council and other agencies are creating plans to meet the needs of those they know about, but there are far, far more whom we do not know. 

We need to encourage everyone to think about the people who they know, or whom they don’t know but live nearby, and who might be vulnerable to extreme heat.  There are many ways to help and by popping in, by encouraging them to have a drink, maybe by lending a fan or other cooling device, or even by inviting them round to your own, cooler property for a while.