The heatwave continues

People across the region have been soaking up the sunshine over the past fortnight but there are now concerns for vulnerable people who may be an risk.

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Water jump warning as the heatwave continues

Jumping from Eyemouth Pier 'extremely dangerous' Credit: ITV

Cumbria Police are warning people not to jump off bridges into lakes this weekend.

Earlier this week people could be seen jumping into water from the pier at Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders.

With the current hot weather, water levels are dropping.

Police say it's extremely dangerous.


Carlisle residents asked to put refuse out early

People in Carlisle are being asked to put out their refuse and recycling earlier than usual to help with workmen who have been struggling in the heat.

Carlisle City Council is asking people to put out their refuse at 5am on their day of collection, so that crews can collect the majority of the waste during the coolest part of the day.

Crews are currently collecting in temperatures in excess of 28 degrees and are struggling to cope with the heat.

“Two crew members have suffered from the extreme heat this week and all our crews are exhausted at the end of the day.

"These workers are the unsung heroes that provide the public with a collection service 52 weeks a year, in all weather conditions

"We need to consider their safety and tailor our collections to ensure the crews are as productive as they can be during extreme temperatures.

“We are asking residents to work with us during this period of extreme weather and in line with the Health and Safety recommendations we will be starting our refuse and recycling collections from 5am, rather than 7am.”

– Councillor Elsie Martlew, Portfolio holder for Environment and Transport, Carlisle City Council

All collections from Monday (22nd July) will be affected and the 5am collection time will remain until further notice.

The Health and Safety Executive has issued advice on working outdoors in hot environments.

Read their advice on how best to cope with working in warm conditions here.


Health advice from Cumbria County Council

The Met Office has issued the second highest heatwave warning for parts of the region.

Cumbria now has a level three status, which is just one below the national emergency level.

Temperatures could reach 30 degrees in some areas.

Jane Muller, the Associate Director of Public Health at Cumbria County Council, is warning people to take care of themselves and vulnerable friends and relatives.

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