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22 March 2016

The weather is slowly warming up. Personal resilience and wellbeing can be enhanced by being more active and enjoying the outdoors. Our colleagues in the British Red Cross share their top ten tips for coping with emergencies.

Find Your London

This 11 day festival celebrating London’s outdoor spaces will end on Mon 28 March. The events are themed around moods: Active, Curious, Playful, Relaxed or Inspired.

The Boat Race

The annual Boat Race will be held on the River Thames between Putney Bridge and Chiswick Bridge on Sunday 27th March, with the first race starting at 3.10pm. 

Weather and flooding

Met Office 

The weather outlook for Easter weekend is for mainly dry, cloudy weather. For a detailed weekend weather forecast, see the Met Office website

There are currently no weather alerts or warnings in force for London. View all weather Alerts and Warnings on the Met Office website.

Environment Agency

There are currently no flood alerts or warnings in force for London.

The Live EA Flood Warnings Map has up to date information on river and tidal flooding.

Air Pollution

Air pollution levels are forecast to be Low.

 

Health

Quiz – How Are You?

If you’re over 18, take the How Are You? Online lifestyle quiz hosted by NHS Choices to find out if there’s any steps you can take to improve your health.

My quiz results showed that I need to eat less sugar and to be more active during the day, which would help me to sleep better at night. As an ex-smoker, I’ve been advised to channel my willpower to improve my eating and exercise habits. That’s a big challenge for me!

 

NHS advice if the planned junior doctors industrial action goes ahead

Our colleagues in the National Health Service continue to plan for proposed industrial action by Junior doctors. If the next period of industrial action happens as planned from 0800 Wed 06 April – 0800 Fri 08 April, NHS advice to patients is that your hospital will contact you if they need to rearrange any planned operation, outpatient appointment or medical procedures.

 

Transport

Transport for London

Over the Easter weekend, there will be some planned engineering works and public events which may affect your usual travel routes around London. The following TfL services will have planned part closures over Easter weekend: District, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan. London Overground, and some TfL Rail services. Here's some further information on TfL Easter travel advice.

For full details of all Transport for London services, see the TfL website

You can see the latest travel advice from London Heathrow and London City Airport here.

There are planned engineering works on parts of the Network Rail infrastructure. Details of the planned works and the rail replacement services are here on the National Rail website.

 

Terrorist Threat Levels

The threat levels are unchanged

  • International terrorism – Severe (an attack is highly likely)
  • Northern Ireland related terrorism to Great Britain – Moderate (an attack is possible but not likely)

 

Brussels Terrorist Attacks

Our thoughts are with the people of Brussels affected by the terrorist attacks on Tuesday 22 March. In London, the Metropolitan Police Service has confirmed there is no change to our terrorist threat levels. They are carrying out highly visible patrols at key locations in the Capital including the transport network, as part of reassurance measures. They continue to monitor the situation in Brussels.          

The Metropolitan Police Service urge the public and businesses to be alert but not alarmed and report anything suspicious to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency always call 99.

 

Police Film: Stay Safe

National Counter Terrorism Policing have made a short film Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack which shows how to stay safe if a rare event of a firearms or weapons attack occurs.  

The key advice is to ‘run (if possible), hide (if not possible to run) and tell (the Police, when you can)’. If this unlikely event happens, this advice can save lives, and help potentially affected people cope calmly.   

 

Talk To Us

For more information about how London is preparing for emergencies, as well as useful advice on steps that you can take to protect yourself follow @LDN_prepared on twitter.

Susan, London Resilience Officer