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Potential danger of waterways during this freezing weather

We have been asked to share the following message with families. Teachers will also be talking to children in school about these dangers.


As you know, we’re experiencing very cold weather and ice is forming over ponds and lakes.


Please DO NOT walk on frozen waterways and make sure children and young people know the risks of thin ice and deep water.


Frozen lakes and ponds pose a significant risk to life and care MUST be taken.


  • Dogs should also not be allowed onto the ice and should be kept on a lead around water.
  • In the event of an emergency, please call 999.