County Council services update during adverse weather conditions
Nottinghamshire County Council is prioritising a number of services over the coming days due to the adverse weather conditions. Caring for the elderly and getting services to vulnerable residents as well as keeping the main highways and footpaths clear have been earmarked as key areas for concern.
For updates on any roads or County Council services affected by the weather, visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/disruption
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Home care services commissioned by the County Council are continuing to do their best to ensure that a service is provided to vulnerable people in their homes during the severe weather conditions. There is however disruption to the service and people can expect delays. If a member of the public has any concern they should contact the Council on 0300 500 80 80.
Meals at Home
The Meals at Home service is continuing to ensure that meals are delivered to vulnerable people in their homes during the severe weather conditions however there is disruption to the service and delays are expected. There are 4x4 vehicles ready to support with deliveries.
Almost 250 schools are closed today (Thurs) across Nottinghamshire. The decision to close a school rests with the head teacher and is made after considering a number of factors including the health and safety of staff and pupils, staff availability and road conditions near a school.
Our priority is the keep main routes in the county moving, including major A and B roads, along with major bus routes –a third of the county’s entire road networks at 1,120 miles.
With more snow forecast in the coming days, our gritting teams are working around-the-clock tackling main route and snow routes in some very tough conditions. Crews were out doing multiple runs last night, with ploughs in use around the county earlier this morning and are due out on the roads again tonight.
We have been working with local farmers in rural areas to help keep roads and lanes passable for local residents.
We are also working closely with Nottinghamshire Police across our highways network. Due to safety reasons, the Police have closed Breckhill Road in Mapperley earlier this morning and the A17 at the roundabout with Long Hollow Way near Newark is currently closed.
Footway salting continues along our priority routes and we are prioritising requests that are coming in for additional salting on the network.
Our winter emergency desk will continue to monitor the forecast. Grit bins are being topped up as resources allow.
Further information about gritting routes, weather and travel, safe driving tips and keeping warm and healthy this winter is available from www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/winter
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Due to the adverse weather conditions the following Day Services are closed today:
Day Services North
Worksop Day Service Albion Close, Worksop
Worksop Day Service, Worksop Library
Ollerton Day Service, Dukeries Complex, Boughton
Newark Day Service, Balderton
Day Services Central
Ashfield Day Service, Sheepwash Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Mansfield Day Service, Southwell Road West, Rainworth
Day Services South
Gedling Day Service, Howbeck Road, Arnold
Netherfield Day Service, Ley Street, Netherfield
Broxtowe Day Service, Sunnyside Road, Chilwell
Bingham Day Service, Moor Lane, Bingham
Youth work provision at the following bases is closed this evening due to the adverse weather conditions:
Keyworth Young People's Centre
Cotgrave Young People's Centre
West Bridgford Young People's Centre
South Mobile Youth Provision
The following libraries will not open due to the adverse weather conditions:
- East Leake Library
- Ruddington Library
- Keyworth Library
- Sutton Bonington Library
- Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library
- Collingham CPL
- Carlton Library - due to a burst water pipe
Changes to library opening hours for today, Thursday, 1 March:
- Balderton Library will close at 4pm.
- Arnold Library will close at 5pm.
Events in libraries can be affected. Please contact your local library for details.
The following mobile library routes will not be making their rounds:
- Kirkby-in-Ashfield Mobile Library
- Southwell Mobile Library
Newark - will close at 3pm
Ollerton - Closed
Retford - Closed
Worksop - will close at 4pm
Mansfield - will close at 3.30pm
Sutton-in-Ashfield - will close at 3.30pm
Kings Mill Hospital - will close at 3.30pm
Eastwood - will close at 3.30pm
Hucknall - will close at 3.30pm
Southwell - will close at 3.30pm
Waste and recycling centres closures
The following sites are open to the public:
The sites below have not opened due to unsafe conditions:
Sherwood Forest Country Park – park, visitors centre and all facilities – closed
Rufford Country Park – closed to the public
Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre – open to the public as normal