Cold Comfort: Lessons from a troubled year


Flooding returned to the UK this week, following a year that saw local government deal with record flood levels as well as the usual challenges of winter service. Cold Comfort 2016 in Manchester saw officers swapping stories from the storms.

This year Cold Comfort shifted its focus from highways winter service alone, to cover the now crucial issue of extreme winter weather in all its forms. Some of the most inspiring talks came from local government officers who had played key roles in the fightback against the storms.

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