Many retailers have been waiting for the confirmation that this winter will be a cold one.
Nottingham, UK (PRWEB UK) 27 November 2012
Bonnington Plastics, wholesalers based in the UK, warn British commuters to prepare sooner rather than later for snow and cold temperatures following the Met Office Cold Weather Alert (Level 2) this morning.
In 2009 the BBC reported the worst snowfall in eighteen years. The extreme weather was a result of a slower than usual polar jet stream caused by Arctic sea-ice melting. The heavy snowfall and other extreme weather led to a sudden drop in temperature, leaving many stranded at home or work, or for the very unfortunate, figures from the Office of National Statistics show there were an estimated 25,400 extra deaths due to the cold weather, typically of elderly people.
Christmas is top of the agenda for many consumers at the moment as we draw closer to December. However for many, December marks a change in British weather for the worse, bringing cold wet and often snowy conditions. As winter 2012 is predicted to be similar to conditions experienced in 2009, a Customer Service Representative for Bonnington Plastics importers advises consumers to plan ahead, “Many retailers have been waiting for the confirmation that this winter will be a cold one. Their customers are focused on Christmas preparation, but they also need to think about being prepared for winter, we want consumers to put winter protection high on their priority list this year.”
Following the 2009 excess winter mortality rate, and record high energy bills, Bonnington Plastics call consumers to give practical gifts this winter such as snow shovels, torches and heaters. When used efficiently, electric heaters can provide a cost effective alternative to central heating systems. Heating a single room for a short period is often a much cheaper alternative than heating an entire house which many, at a time of year faced with additional costs try to avoid.
Bonnington Plastics are one of the largest manufacturers and importers of gardening, catering, DIY, homeware and leisure products in the UK. Bonnington Plastics Limited was founded by Paul Fisher in 1967. Son of Paul, Ian Fisher has further grown Bonnington Plastics to be one of the largest poundline wholesalers in the UK.