Winter in Stockport
Keeping well in the Winter
Keeping warm during the winter can help prevent illnesses like colds and flu, as well as more serious health conditions.
Find information about gritting in Stockport, reporting winter issues and how to stay safe during the cold winter months.
Cost of living support
Access help and support for cost of living including; food, fuel and money.
Stockport Council relaunch Family Support Vouchers as part of the Warm and Well initiative to help support families with the rising cost-of-living
To ensure the well-being and warmth of residents throughout the upcoming winter season, Stockport Council has reintroduced a Support Voucher scheme to assist thousands of families.
Did you know?
The first day of astronomical winter 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere will be on Friday 22 December, and the last day will be on Wednesday 20 March 2024.
The word ‘winter’ comes from the Germanic word ‘wintar’ which comes from the root ‘wed’ meaning ‘wet’ or ‘water’.
Many birds, including swifts and swallows, migrate to warmer climates for the winter. They find their way by using the landscape, and have a substance called magnetite in their beaks which allows them to navigate using the Earth's magnetic field.
All snowflakes have 6 sides. This is because water molecules naturally form a hexagon when they join together.