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24 November 2014

Preparing for winter weather

Released on 13 December 2011

Surrey Heath Borough Council is preparing to minimise the impact of possible bad weather on services and help residents know where to find out the latest information.

In the event of any severe weather conditions such as snow or ice, updates and advice are available from www.surreyheath.gov.uk, by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/surreyheath Opens in a new window or by liking our our Facebook page 'Surrey Heath Opens in a new window'.

Meals on Wheels

Surrey Heath Borough Council will do all it can to maintain its meals-on-wheels service to elderly and vulnerable residents. Extra assistance will be pulled in from Surrey Heath Rangers who will support the service to operate as normally as possible.

Waste Services

During severe weather, a decision will be taken at 6am each day about sending out our refuse and recycling crews. Should wintery conditions mean it is unsafe, changes on collection days will be published on our website and social networking sites.

Community Transport and the Windle Valley Centre

The Dial-a-ride community transport service and the Windle Valley Centre will be reviewed on a day to day basis in case conditions mean it is too dangerous getting service users from their front doors to the buses. Should the services be suspended due severe weather individual service users would be contacted.

Roads and pavements

Surrey County Council is responsible for roads and pavements, including gritting and snow clearance. Their winter service updates, including priority gritting routes, grit bins locations and travel information.

Our street cleaning crews will help with the gritting of pavements in town centres and shopping centres in urban parts of the borough. Surrey County Council has given Surrey Heath 28 tons of grit to spread in these areas this year.

For more useful links on being prepared, visit: www.surreyheath.gov.uk/winter


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