Snow Wardens Scheme

This scheme is a volunteer initiative, across Kirklees, where our Highways department will supply volunteers across our district with equipment, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and grit to help support their local community.

Snow wardens will receive a shovel, scoop, high vis, snow grips, and grit which can be picked up at an allotted time from one of our depots. If you are interested in more information or becoming a snow warden, please email snow.wardens@kirklees.gov.uk

Please note this scheme is capped, so early application is advised.

Winter maintenance is an important role for our Streetscene and Housing Service. We carry out winter maintenance to allow all road users to move about as safely as possible and to help minimise delays caused by adverse weather conditions.

Our winter maintenance service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is in place whenever the weather demands.

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Get ready for winter

Are you ready for the weather this winter?

Thinking ahead and preparing for what the weather may bring can make a real difference at this time of year.

The Met Office have advice to help you prepare for and cope with severe weather.

Flooding

Emergency flooding number

Gritting updates, routes and bins

Gritting update

We will be doing a grit across our normal gritting network from 5pm. The forecast overnight is subject to change so we will be keeping an eye on things with our night patrol.

Last updated: 03/03/2024 11:49:10

Weather

Weather forecast

Short term forecast This afternoon will turn increasingly cloudy, but a few occasional bright spells are still possible. It is expected to stay mostly dry through the afternoon and evening. Dry but generally cloudy this evening. Overnight, cloud will recede to the east, leaving long clear spells behind. A chilly night under light winds, with patchy mist and fog likely to form in places. Tomorrow will be a dry and settled day with plenty of sunny spells for the most part, but cloud will thicken from the west through the evening. A little milder and breezier. Road conditions: RSTs are expected to fall below zero tonight. See tables for details. High confidence.

Last updated: 03/03/2024 11:49:28

Emergency numbers

We will support anyone who is identified as at risk because of adverse weather conditions.

If you can't get to an urgent hospital appointment, and it can't be postponed, ask the hospital to ring this number to ask for our help.

If you are concerned about a vulnerable neighbour who is a council tenant they will arrange for someone to check in on them.

Guidance

Winter driving checklist

Housing emergency plan

Get involved

Clear a pavement or public path

Don't be put off from clearing snow or ice from a pavement or other public place because you're afraid someone will be injured.

Remember, people walking on snow and ice are responsible for their own safety. Check the Met Office advice for more information and guidance to help you clear the area safely.

Check on neighbours or relatives

It's particularly important to check on those who are elderly or unwell to see if they need anything. Offer to clear their paths or, if they cannot leave their homes, pick up some shopping or a prescription for example.

The council and its partners have special arrangements to make sure that vulnerable people are provided with the help they need in severe winter weather.

Help your local school

Kirklees schools do all they can to stay open during severe weather so they appreciate any offers of help to clear paths and make the school grounds and entrances as safe as possible.

To get involved, please contact your local school now and leave your contact details so they can ask for your help if the need arises.

Join a local self-help group

Could you spare some time to help clear snow close to the homes of vulnerable people? Or help to clear pavements outside community centres so that support services such as lunch clubs can still be made available?

The council provides grit and guidance for these invaluable groups who help to protect the most vulnerable members in our communities. Get in touch with your local ward councillors to find out more about self-help groups in your area.

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