If you notice any structural damage to buildings due to the high winds from the wintry weather, then call us on 0303 123 1702. If there is a danger to life call 999. Damage to power cables should be reported to Electricity North West by calling 105. Keep up to date with the latest weather situation via the Met Office, and any flooding issues via the Environment Agency.
Open fires and wood burning stoves
Open fires and wood-burning stoves are increasing in popularity over the last few years. Please see this guide from DEFRA on how to get the most from your stove or open fire.
This means we now see more smoke from chimneys which has a negative effect on air quality. This can cause breathing problems including asthma attacks and contribute to other health conditions.
Please see thisleaflet from DEFRA that provides information that use wood burning stoves or open fires to reduce environmental and health impacts.
Reporting an issue to us
If you think that someone is polluting the air with an open fire or wood burning stove, then you can report it to us and we shall investigate: