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Disruption to services

From time to time some of our services are disrupted. This may be down to severe weather, staffing issues, or health and safety concerns. We always try to keep this to an absolute minimum.

Schools

Our school closures page lists any schools reported closed by severe weather or unforeseen problems. Parents should contact their children’s school for more detailed information on a possible closure.

Archives

Nottinghamshire Archives is currently temporarily closed to the public. During the closure you can still contact staff by email, phone or post to get some documents reproduced.

Libraries

Closures

  • Arnold Library is temporarily closed. This is to allow the library to be refurbished and modernised. The library will re-open in summer 2015.

    A mobile library will visit the car park next to the library on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm, from Saturday 24 January.

    The nearest libraries will have extended opening hours from Monday 19 January until Arnold Library reopens – see leaflet for details [PDF].

    Arnold Work Club will move to the First floor of the Civic Centre in Arnot Hill Park. This takes place every Tuesday 1.30pm to 3.30pm

  • Selston Library will be closed from 17 to 19 February for self service machines to be installed.

  • Southwell Library will be closed from 4pm Sunday 18 January and will re-open on Saturday 14 March. This is to enable remodelling and improvement works to the building. There will be extended opening times at Farnsfield Library. A mobile library will be available behind the Bramley Centre every Saturday. For more information see the Southwell Library page.

Library computers

Public access computers in libraries will be unavailable on Wednesday 4 February 2015. This is to allow essential work to be done. The Wi-Fi service will work as normal.

Alternative facilities

When libraries are forced to close you may be able to use one of the 60 other libraries in Nottinghamshire.

You can also renew books:

  • online (you will need to have your library card and PIN number)
  • by phone, tel: 0845 3304435

Footpaths

Linby Trail (Linby Village to Newstead)

The Linby Trail is currently closed to all users for resurfacing works. These works will repair damage to the path caused by flooding in recent years.

Repair of the path is the final stage of a long-term project to improve drainage and access to the Trail to ensure that all users can enjoy unrestricted access in the future.

The works will be complete and the restored Trail open for use on Monday 26 January.

Roads

Roadworks

Gritting

Between October and April, gritters are on standby 24 hours a day ready to respond to bad weather.

Trunk roads and motorways

The Council is not responsible for motorways or trunk roads (M1, A1, A46, A52 and A453). Information on closures and disruption on these roads is available from the Highways Agency:

Public Transport

Buses

Trains

Flooding

If you are concerned about flooding, see our flooding advice page.

The Flood Map on the Environment Agency's website can establish how vulnerable your property may be to flooding.

Winter weather

It's a good idea to get prepared well in advance of winter, with the right clothing, food, equipment and contingency plans. View our winter weather page for links to updates, information and advice about winter weather.

The British Red Cross website contains advice on essential items to gather for home and when travelling in case you're stranded due to severe weather.

Animal Welfare

Animal welfare during severe weather - information provided by Defra

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District and City Council Disruption

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