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Thanks following severe weather

West Lothian Council has thanked all the local residents who helped out their communities following recent severe weather.

A huge amount of community spirit has been on show across West Lothian in the last week, with local residents coming together to support others.

There are many stories of local residents playing their part by pushing out stranded cars, helping vulnerable neighbours and coming together to clear streets.

Leader of West Lothian Council Lawrence Fitzpatrick said: "It is very heartening to hear all the positive stories coming forward regarding good deeds in the bad weather.

"I firmly believe that community spirit is still strong in West Lothian, and from the evidence we have seen in our streets and on social media, this is definitely the case. There are too many heroes to mention individually, but a huge thank you to everyone who went out of their way to help their community through the recent severe weather.  

"There are many stories of local residents braving the elements to get medicines for neighbours who can't get out, or volunteer to help others in freezing conditions.  In many areas, neighbours came together to clear entire streets, and dig out those who are unable to help themselves.

"This is much appreciated by all and helps our communities get back to normal quicker after the snow. In times of severe weather, the council has to focus all resources on keeping the main routes open, and we are only able to help tackle residential areas once conditions improve."

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