Winter in Stockport
Stay well this winter
Find information about the flu jab, who is eligible for a free vaccination and how to arrange a vaccination.
Find information about gritting in Stockport, reporting winter issues and how to stay safe during the cold winter months.
Find out how to keep make your home energy efficient and find help if you are having trouble keeping up with the costs of the fuel bills.
Did you know?
The first day of winter 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere will be on Sunday 22 December, and the last day of winter will be on Friday 20 March 2020.
In Stockport, at Christmas, we have 423 pole mounted festive motifs, 37 cut Christmas trees, 26 live Christmas trees, over 40,000 individual pea lights and festive displays in over separate 24 locations borough-wide.
The winter of 1963 is one of the coldest on record where temperatures consistently reached lower than -20°C. On 29 and 30 December, a blizzard struck the UK with snow reaching up to 6 metres deep.
The word ‘winter’ comes from the Germanic word ‘wintar’ which comes from the root ‘wed’ meaning ‘wet’ or ‘water’.