05 Dec 2011

Shettleston MSP, John Mason, today urged people across the East End to respond to the current cold weather by looking out for vulnerable people in their communities.

Commenting, SNP MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, John Mason, said:

“As we head into winter, and with conditions forecast to remain very cold for some time to come, it seems likely that the City Council and our emergency services will be at full stretch trying to keep major routes open and attend to the most pressing emergencies.

“If you are able to, it would be an ideal time to check on elderly or vulnerable neighbours, make sure they have heat and that their pre-payment meters are topped up. If you are in an area where the footpaths are still affected by snow and ice, you may be able to help clear paths. I myself was out this morning clearing the pavement adjacent to my Parkhead Constituency Office.

“It is also very important to recognise the hard work being put in by local council workers, who will be doing their best to keep Glasgow moving during the winter”.