information and advice
Due to the recent snowfall some
council services may be affected. We will use this page to tell you
about disruption to services.
Page last updated: 2pm, 22
Our priority during the snowy weather is the safety of residents
and being able to keep the borough moving. The borough's Winter
Maintenance Plan is in action and we are gritting major roads as
well as bus routes, town centres, hospitals, schools, train
stations and pavements on waste collection routes to enable
collections to take place as soon as possible.
Find out more about
the Winter Maintenance Plan.
Scheduled waste collections for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will
be completed by Wednesday afternoon. Recyling collections scheduled
for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will now be collected next
Newham schools expect to open on Tuesday 22 January.
This year the council is well stocked with salt and during heavy
snowfall and prolonged cold spells, gritting vehicles are out on a
24-hour basis treating roads.
Routes are treated on a priority basis such as the A13 Newham Way,
bus routes and main roads which carry more than 1,500 cars an hour
at peak times, or those that connect the hospital, rail stations
and fire stations.
Residential areas to be treated are determined by taking into
account local variations in conditions indicated by local reports
and site inspections. The worst areas are treated first.
Footpaths are treated by the council's road sweepers. As with
roads, the footways are treated on a priority basis starting with
the main town centres, transport and traffic interchanges, schools,
shopping areas and other public buildings such as residential care
homes, GP surgeries.
Read more about road gritting and snow clearance. As a resident
you can also help to keep Newham moving by
clearing snow and ice from pavements and public spaces following
information in our handy guide.
Maps and see if your road is included in our winter gritting
There are some simple rules to remember when driving in winter
Find out more about the rules here. We do however advise that
in severe weather conditions you do not travel unless your journey
. Simply enter your postcode, click on the pin icon in
the left hand menu, then select 'Winter Gritting Routes' from the
During periods of cold weather it is vitally important that you
keep you and your family safe and warm.
Wearing warm clothes, heating your home and eating well are just a
few of the precautions you can take to staying healthy during the
winter months. Find out more by browsing through the
winter health guide on the NHS Choices website.
Aged 50 or over? Keep warm, stay active
and make new friends at one of Newham's active centres.
Find out what free events are
on offer here.
Disclaimer - where possible we will try to publish
the most up to date information, but we can not be held responsible
for content on third party websites.