Residents across Bucks have been urged to look out for their elderly neighbours during long spells of hot weather.

In recent weeks the county has basked in glorious sunshine – with temperatures soaring to as high as 30 degrees.

However county chiefs have urged people to check on elderly friends and family members during the summer months to ensure they are coping well in the heat.

Addressing a meeting of Bucks County Council’s (BCC) cabinet on Monday, leader, councillor Martin Tett, said:

“We ought to be making everyone aware, particularly of the elderly and vulnerable, the importance of adequate hydration.

“Taking water with them, and asking people to look in on neighbours, particularly the elderly, make sure they are okay in the heat and hot weather.”

Cabinet member for community engagement and public health, Noel Brown, added that “people need to get more used to keeping an eye on neighbours who are frail.”