With cold weather forecast, I couldn’t have had a more timely reminder of the need to stay stafe, than the email this week from my colleagues in Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service about the dangers of thatch and chimney fires.

They are bringing their Thatch and Chimney Road Show to Clare to provide advice and tips to property onwers on keeping their buildings safe and avoiding risking their lives and those of their neighbours – if you live in a thatched house, or have an open fire or woodburner – do please come along and find out how to stay safe.


Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service Thatch & Chimney Road Show

Tuesday 16 December From 10 am Market Hill Clare

Be prepared this winter


Expert advice on thatch safety, chimney safety

and wood burner safety and maintenance


  • Do you know how to keep your thatched property safe from fire?

  • Do you know what the main causes of fire are in thatched properties?

  • Do you have your chimney swept regularly?

  • Do you have the correct flue installed?

  • Do you have a fire plan?

  • Do you only burn seasoned wood?

  • Has your wood burner been installed correctly?

 For more information please contact 01473 260588