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CANDLES

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Always place in a proper, stable holder, on a

heat-resistant surface

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Keep away from curtains, other fabrics and

furniture

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Keep them away from draughts, and make

sure there is at least a metre between a candle

and a surface above it

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Keep away from clothes and hair

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Put out of reach of children and pets

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Leave at least 10cm between burning candles

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Do not move candles while they are burning

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Extinguish them before you leave a room or go

to sleep, making sure they are completely

out and not still smouldering

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Do not blow them out as this can send hot

wax and sparks flying, use a snuffer or a spoon

instead

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Draw your curtains at dusk and

keep your doors closed to

block out draughts

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Have regular hot drinks and eat

at least one hot meal a day if

possible, eating regularly will

help keep your energy levels up

Follow these tips to keep you and your loved ones warm

and well during extremely cold weather:

If you are 65 or over, have a health condition like heart or

lung disease, or have reduced mobility, you should keep

your home at least 18°C and make sure you wear enough

clothes to stay warm.

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Wear several light layers of

warm clothes rather than one

chunky layer

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Keep as active as possible in

your home

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If you need to leave the house,

wrap up warm and wear shoes

with good grip

Staying warm and well

CHRISTMAS SHOULD BE A TIME OF CELEBRATION, BUT THE

COMBINATION OF TREES, CANDLES, FAIRY LIGHTS AND OTHER

DECORATIONS CAN RESULT IN TRAGEDY.

FOLLOWING SOME SIMPLE RULES

WILL HELP KEEP YOU AND YOUR LOVED

ONES SAFE THIS FESTIVE SEASON.

FAIRY LIGHTS

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Check the box to make sure you are using

the correct fuse type

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Replace bulbs that have blown

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Turn off lights when you go out and before

you go to sleep

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Keep bulbs well away from things that burn

easily, like paper

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Do not overload sockets

Did you know that when you see

the emh Sharpes team you can

ask them for some free dog-waste

bags, which they keep stored in

their vans?

It is important to always pick up

dog mess as we want to keep

our public community spaces

clean and safe. If you witness dog

fouling you can report it to your

local authority.

Pick up your doggy

bags today

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