We will endeavour to update this page with the latest information on the availability of council services, road and school closures.
Last updated: Saturday 2nd February - 10:00am
Very cold temperatures and icy conditions continue to affect our County Borough this weekend. No more snow forecast for the time being, but that is subject to change in the weeks ahead.
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Contacting the Council
All residents are reminded they can contact the Council with an emergency issue via the Contact Centre on 01443 425001 or 01443 425011 which is open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
You can also access a wide range of online services via this website.
The Bwlch, Maerdy and Rhigos mountain roads are open
Any decision to close schools is made by the individual Headteachers, in conjunction with the respective Chair of Governing Bodies. For all the latest updates on school closures, click here.
Bins and Recycling
Limited collections taking place today (Friday, 1st February). Please leave your collections out if today is your normal kerbside collection day.
Green waste collections suspended until Wednesday, 6th February.
Community Recycling Centres: All are open as normal.
The Council's social care day centres are closed to the public today (Thursday) and will remain closed tomorrow (Friday).
Home meals have been delivered as normal today (Thursday) and frozen meals have also been provided for tomorrow (Friday).
Remember that if you have an urgent or emergency issue, you can contact expert advisers in the Council’s Contact Centre 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week on 01443 425011.
Cemeteries and Bereavement Services
There are currently no changes in place for Cemeteries and Bereavement Services.
There are sometimes exceptional circumstances when we have to close the cemeteries to vehicles at short notice.
If it is necessary to close a cemetery to vehicles, a notice is placed on the Cemetery gates advising the public. As soon as it is safe to do so the Cemetery gates are opened to vehicles.
The cemeteries can be accessed by pedestrians when closed to vehicles but we would urge people to exercise caution when visiting our cemeteries in adverse weather and to ensure they wear appropriate clothing and footwear to avoid falls and injury.
Visit the Leisure website for details of your local centre's opening hours.
Outdoor Sports Pitches
Due to freezing conditions and further winter weather forecast, all outdoor sports facilities - including grass, Astroturf and 3G pitches - are closed. For grass pitches this is effective through to Sunday (Feb 3).
All 3G pitches have been inspected by the Council (by 1pm on Friday) and they are still under snow – with more freezing conditions forecast over the weekend. Therefore, all 3G pitches will also remain closed on Saturday and Sunday.
View Library opening hours and services
Parks and Tourist Attractions
There are no changes to Park opening hours.
There are no changes to scheduled films and shows at The Park and Dare and The Colliseum Theatres.
Visit the Welsh Mining Experience website for details of opening hours.
Following the recent snowfall and taking into account the current weather, road and office conditions then all Council offices will be open as normal today, Friday 1st February 2019.
Should staff decide not to come into work then they should contact their manager and book annual leave, Flexi-day or Toil.
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