Extreme weather update 1pm Friday 6th February 2009
The District Council Offices will be open as usual but we expect to
continue to run a slightly reduced service in the Customer Service
Centre. The number to call is 01727 866100.
Refuse and recycling
The refuse and recycling service has been suspended on Friday due to
snow and ice on the roads and footways.
The forecast for Saturday is now for widespread icy conditions
throughout the morning, which will again prevent crews being able to
carry out collections safely. There will therefore be no collections on
For the next week commencing 9th February – weather permitting,
collections will be as per schedule. If you are unsure which collection
is due in your road please check your calendar or check this website –
see link below.
For collections week commencing 16th February – again collections as
normal. In addition, we expect to make additional collections to catch
up on the collections missed this week. Further details are at the link
We apologise for the disruption to services during this extended period
of extreme weather. The key consideration is guaranteeing the safety of
crews and residents when moving large and extremely heavy collection
vehicles around in icy conditions.
We expect to operate a slightly reduced repairs and caretaking service
with priority being given to vulnerable people and emergency repairs. We
expect all other services to operate as normal.
Batchwood Golf Centre closed.
Westminster Lodge Outdoor (this is the athletics track and outdoor
sports facilities) closed.
All other services in culture and community development e.g. leisure
centres are likely to be open as normal.
Meals on wheels
The meals-on-wheels service will operate today with the assistance of
contractors and volunteers.
The market will go ahead on Saturday 7th, but there will be fewer stalls
than usual. The farmers’ market will go ahead on Sunday 8th February.
Schools and roads
For information about schools and roads, please see the Hertfordshire
County Council website: www.hertsdirect.org. Hertfordshire Highways are
not currently asking us for help with pavement gritting as they
prioritising salt stocks for treating roads.