This Sunday, 28 October, the UK will put the clocks back an hour at 1am, meaning people will effectively gain an extra hour’s sleep. The change will mean there is more daylight in the mornings but less in the evenings.
Local campaigner Bob Sullivan said, "Most electronic devices these days will change the time for you, so you’ve no need to worry but I want to make sure residents do not miss that extra hour."
“Mornings will become noticeably lighter across Waltham Forest.”
When changing your clocks manually, it is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke alarm.
Bob added, "Working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can save your loved ones’ lives as well as your own."
"Early detection of fires saves lives and can reduce damage to house and contents. Smoke alarms provide the best early warning system in the event of a fire by combining smoke detection and alarm sounding in one unit. Statistics show that fewer deaths or serious injuries occur in households where smoke alarms are installed and maintained."