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Our online forms will be unavailable between 12pm and 6pm on Sunday 16 December 2018 due to essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Helpful information during severe weather

Latest update 5.30pm, Monday 19 March 2018

School and college closures

School opening times or closures during severe weather and similar emergencies will be displayed on the school opening status page (term time only). This information is updated daily by schools and they are able to refresh the information from 6 o’clock the previous evening. Parents and carers are advised to also check the school website and any text messages (if provided by the school) for further detailed information.

Waste and recycling

We have completed most of today’s waste and recycling collections, in spite of the icy conditions this morning. However, there are a few roads that we could not complete. If your street has not had waste and/or recycling containers emptied today, please put them out tomorrow morning by 7:00am for collection. Thank you.

Gritter routes

Our state-of-the-art fleet of snow ploughs and gritters are working around the clock to keep the roads clear.

You can view gritted routes for areas in South Gloucestershire and the location of grit bins.

You can also view gritter routes via Elgin’s roadworks website. Enter your postcode and then choose the drop down menu options “Map layers”, “Advanced” and select “Winter gritting routes”.

We also have a document showing the footways and cycleways we grit.


For the latest news on buses and bus routes in South Gloucestershire please check with the bus operators direct.

Travelwest have set up a severe weather page and are also tweeting latest updates.


Normal Open Access arrangements are currently in place.

Leisure centres

For the latest updates check the Active Centres website and twitter feed.

Council meetings and events

In the event of any changes to council meetings due to severe weather, information will be published here and on the local democracy homepage.

Advice and guidance

We provide the following useful information and guidance for the current conditions;

We also have useful winter driving advice.

Look out for the most vulnerable

When the weather gets cold there is natural concern for the wellbeing of rough sleepers. There are local arrangements in place to support rough sleepers, but we need to know about those in need. If you are aware of someone who is sleeping rough, please send an alert to StreetLink via the StreetLink app or via This service gives local authorities information about people sleeping rough in their area in order that they can be visited and get the support they need.

How to get the latest updates

You can follow us on twitter for the very latest updates or search for @sgloscouncil using your favourite twitter application. Like our facebook page and get our updates directly on your timeline using your computer, tablet or mobile device.

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