Electric blanket checks in West Sussex

FIREFIGHTERS are offering residents a free electric blanket test to help them stay safe in bed this winter.

The free tests will be available at Laburnum Centre, Lyon St, Bognor Regis, on Monday, October 10, and at the Marriott Lodge, Tollhouse Close, Chichester, on Tuesday, October 11. The testing week is being sponsored by Comfy Quilts Ltd, a leading manufacturer for Silentnight, and they will be offering vouchers for a brand new replacement under-blanket to the first 200 residents whose blanket is found to have a potentially dangerous fault.

The events are by appointment only – to book a place, call 01243 642124. For more information on electric blankets, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire