Winter preparedness

The weather has always been a topic of interest and part of our daily conversations.

Severe weather can happen at any time, causing a range of problems and it doesn’t take much for it to have significant impact.

By being aware and better prepared we can minimise the interruption to our lives both at home and when we are out and about.

Below are some useful tips and handy hints to help you deal with severe weather and also outline the council’s winter provision and any disruption to the services we provide.

Winter road treatment - gritting

Our highways winter service season runs every year from mid October to mid April. During this period, we're committed to providing an efficient winter service and aim to keep the highest priority roads safe and free from snow and ice as far as reasonably possible.

We get asked lots of questions about gritting, why we grit some roads and pavements and not others, filling up grit bins, and how many staff we have to keep the roads clear. For further information visit our gritting and snow clearing section.

Closures and disruptions to council services
At home
Getting around safely
Health and wellbeing
Stay up to date with the weather
Your community
Be prepared for flooding
Local businesses
What to do in a power cut
Useful links