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Essential maintenance this weekend to our Council Tax & Housing Benefit system ​Council Tax Account Balances and Housing Benefit information will be unavailable via MyNewham on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February 2018.

Customers can still make payments, but online account balances will not be updated until Monday 26 February 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.​​

Severe weather

Extreme weather conditions may occur at any time of the year and can range from heat waves to snow fall and icy conditions.
It is important to be aware that during these periods of extreme weather.
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Cold weather alert - February 2018

Public Health England have declared a level 3 winter weather alert as a result of Met Office forecasts for an 99 percent probability of severe cold weather from Friday 23 February, 9am until Thursday 1 Match, 8am.

Think about how cold temperatures may affect your friends, family and neighbours, particularly if they are older or very young or have pre-existing health conditions. These groups can be particularly at risk from the ill-effects of cold weather so think now what you could do to help.

Keeping homes heated to at least 18C is a great way to avoid the health problems from cold weather, as is stocking up on food and medicine and wearing lots of thin layers instead of fewer thick ones.

For more information on how to keep warm this winter, please visit our Keeping warm this winter web page or Stay Well This Winter


Severe weather warnings

The Met Office gives advice on what to do in severe weather, what disruption and problems to expect during severe weather conditions and advice on how to deal with the impacts.

Cold weather

You can find Met Office advice on getting ready for winter, including looking after your health, protecting your home and precautions to take when travelling during the winter. 

Hot weather

The Met Office issues heatwave warnings from 1 June to 15 September each year.
You can find useful advice on how to prevent heat-related illness and death on the Government's website.

Heavy rain

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