Latest service updates
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:
- Nottinghamshire County Council - Winter Weather (opens in new window)
- Nottinghamshire Police - Winter Safety (opens in new window)
- Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service - Keep Safe in Cold Weather (opens in new window)
- Met Office Advice - Winter Readiness Checklist (opens in new window)
- Met Office Advice - Health and Wellbeing (opens in new window)
- Met Office Advice - Driving in Severe Weather (opens in new window)
- Public Health England - Keep Warm Keep Well Leaflet (opens in new window)
- NHS - Stay Well (opens in new window)
- Age UK - Stay Healthy in Winter (opens in new window)
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:
- Phone: 0300 500 8080
- Nottinghamshire County Council website (opens in new window)
- Nottinghamshire County Council's Twitter account (opens in new window).
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
Traffic and travel information
- The AA Traffic News for Mansfield (opens in new window)
- BBC Travel News for Nottingham (opens in new window)
- National Rail Enquiries - Service Disruption (opens in new window)
- Trent Barton buses - service information (opens in new window)
- Stagecoach East Midlands - service information (opens in new window)
- Traveline East Midlands - bus, tram, train and coach information (opens in new window).
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).