Severe Weather Service Updates

In the event of Inclement Weather affecting the County Borough, residents can find the latest links to information on this page.   

All critical updates will be posted on the Latest News section

Services may be affected by inclement weather:

Home to School Transport

During this period of inclement weather, the Council will endeavour to continue to provide our School Transport provision wherever possible.

Updates on what transport the Council is able to operate is updated daily on our School Transport – Urgent Changes page.


The decision to close a school during inclement weather is made by the Headteacher and governing body.

Schools upload details of their closures directly onto our School Closures page

Roads, Highways and Gritting

The Council works throughout the year to ensure it is prepared for inclement weather. This includes checking grit and salt levels, maintaining the essential transport network so it can with stand conditions and also keeping community salt bins stocked.

Find out more about this vital work on the Gritting page

The page includes a DVD outlining the gruelling work the team undertakes and the work and planning that goes into protecting communities.

It also contains details of how to contact us, how to request a salt bin and more.

Vulnerable people

Despite all efforts, inclement weather can affect frontline services.

We work to ensure services are protected, which includes securing 4x4 vehicles so staff can get to where they are needed.

If you are concerned about the services you receive, such as transport, Community Meals or Home Care or you feel you need additional assistance or advice as a result of the inclement weather. We are here to help.

You can contact us 24 hours a day, 365-days a year on 01443 425011.

Council Buildings

All efforts are made to ensure facilities such as One4aLL centres, libraries and day centres remain open during inclement weather.

Updates on closures will be reported when they become available.

Alternatively, use the search facility on this site to find the contact details of the premises you wish to visit, so you can ring ahead and check opening arrangements before setting off on your journey.

Weather Reports

Below is a list of links to external websites that provide the latest weather reports and warnings: