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28 November 2016

Severe weather emergency provisions triggered

Wiltshire Council has a statutory duty to provide Severe Weather Emergency Provisions (SWEP) to anyone who is sleeping rough when the weather is predicted to fall to 0 degrees or below for three consecutive nights.

Wiltshire Council has triggered those provisions with temperatures forecast to remain at zero or below until Thursday based on current predictions. As a result overnight accommodation is being offered for those affected and individuals can attend the council's housing options hubs as soon as possible for help and support.

The advice hubs are at Monkton Park in Chippenham, County Hall in Trowbridge and Bourne Hill in Salisbury. Wiltshire Council works with partner agencies to support individuals, not just during the worst weather but also by looking at longer term housing solutions as part of this process.

During work hours, the advice service can be contacted on Chippenham 01249 706666, Trowbridge 01225 718005 or Salisbury 01722 434233 but after 5.30pm, contact the Emergency Team on 0845 60 70 888.

SWEP will end this evening (1 December).

Last updated: 1 December 2016 | Last reviewed: 1 December 2016

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