Rob Hopkins from the Transition movement explains all about creating resilient communities - download the podcast of the R4 programme here
Everyone will have a story to tell about how this extreme weather has affected them. The image that sticks in my mind is walking 45 minutes through the snow to pick up my son from nursery. St Leonards road was filled with people. Walking, talking, helping each other and mostly having fun. Things were more serious for people trapped in cars or relying on vital services to get through.