Severe weather

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Cold Weather 

The Cold Weather Alert Service issued by the Met Office (opens in new window) in collaboration with Public Health England (opens in new window) runs from November to the end of March. 

There are four levels of response (opens in new window) based on cold weather thresholds. The thresholds have been developed to trigger an alert when severe cold weather is forecast that is likely to significantly affect people's health.

Sign up for weather alerts on the Met Office website (opens in new window).

The alerts take account of temperature along with other winter weather threats such as ice and snow.

For more information on cold weather planning and readiness see:

Guidance on when bins may not be collected

During snow or ice, crews may not collect bins if:

  • There is severe snow and ice on the road
  • There is snow and ice on a steep road
  • There are parked cars which block access for the refuse lorry
  • The bin is surrounded by large amounts of snow and it is dangerous for crews to manoeuvre it.

Refuse lorries weigh up to 26 tonnes and the drivers must ensure complete safety of pedestrians, property and other vehicles when deciding if to collect from a street.

County Council services

Nottinghamshire County Council has responsibility for gritting highways in the district. See Nottinghamshire County Council's gritting routes (opens in new window).

If you have any questions you can contact the County Council on:

Clearing snow and ice yourself

There's no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. It's unlikely you'll be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries on the path if you have cleared it carefully. The Met Office has some helpful advice about this on their website (opens in new window).

Emergency school closures

Please go to Nottinghamshire County Council's school closures webpage (opens in new window).

Weather forecast

See the Met Office Forecast (opens in new window).

Traffic and travel information


In conjunction with Public Health England, the Met Office has a warning system that issues alerts if a heatwave is likely. For more information and advice, visit the Public Health England website (opens in new window).

Be on the lookout for signs of heat related illness. If you're too hot, cool your skin with water, and rehydrate carefully. Further advice can be found on the NHS website (opens in new window).