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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.

Customer services

Our customer service centre phone lines are currently unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For emergencies only, visit our emergency contacts page.


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.


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.



  • 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 9.30am 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].

    Rattle Rhyme and Roll will take place every Tuesday from 10.30 to 11am (except Tuesday 3 February) in the Bonington Theatre at Arnold Leisure Centre.

    The Reading Cafe will be every Wednesday 10 to 12pm in the bar at Arnold Leisure Centre

    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
  • Calverton Library will be closed on Thursday 7 May as it is being used as a polling station for the General Election.
  • Kirkby in Ashfield Mobile Library will not operate on Friday 24 April 2015. 

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




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




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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