Advice During Severe Weather

Page last updated at 28 October 2016 at 15:30

Advice During Severe Weather

Be Prepared
You can prepare for adverse weather emergencies by putting together an emergency pack and by having grit, salt or cat litter ready to put on your paths and driveways.


Waste collections
The latest information about waste collections will be updated regularly as conditions change.

  • Contact information for Household Waste Recycling Centres -  It is suggested that you contact the individual site by telephone to check for opening before setting off.
  • Following any disruption a normal service for collections will resume as soon as possible.  In the meantime, if your collection day is due, please leave your bins out as normal and we will collect as soon as possible.  

In most cases this is a Hampshire County Council (Hampshire Highways) responsibility


Clearing snow from pavements
Advice on clearing snow from pavements is available from the Gov.UK website


School Closures



Assistance for elderly or disabled people

If you are concerned about an elderly or disabled person in your area, please contact Hampshire County Council Adult Services on 0845 603 5630.  A dedicated team of specialist advisers is on hand to assess individual care needs.  Other useful information is available from: Age UK

Cold Weather Payments
During a very cold winter, the costs of heating can quickly add up. If you’re receiving certain benefits, you may be able to get a Cold Weather Payment for each period of very cold weather in your area.


Travel Information