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Helpful information during severe weather

Updated 12:03, Saturday 2 February 2019

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

Waste and recycling collections were not collected Friday 1 February as the snow and ice pose a significant risk to safety of the general public and the collection crews.

If your collection was due Friday 1 February, please take your containers back on to your property until your next scheduled collection. If your black bin was due on this day, we will collect up to two extra bags of non-recyclable waste left next to the bin on your next scheduled black bin collection in two weeks.

All Sort It recycling centres are now open as per usual opening hours.

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.



For the latest updates check South Gloucestershire Libraries on Facebook and/or Twitter (click to open these links, even if you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account).

Leisure centres

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

Day services/centres

Cambrian Green Day centre will be closed Friday 1 February.

Council offices, One Stop Shops, meetings and events

All One Stop Shops are open as normal.

We have received notification that the Public Inquiry for the Land South of Gloucester Road, Thornbury Appeal due to be held at Turnberries Community Centre has been cancelled today due to adverse weather conditions.  The Public Inquiry will resume on Tuesday 12 February 2019.

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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