Winter weather arrangements

Page last updated Wednesday 11 March 2013

Weather warnings remain in place from the Met Office (see their website for more information).

We've collected together all the information you need to help you deal with most eventualities - bookmark this page, or follow us on Twitter (@rbkc_cs) for updates on services that may affect you.



As the local authority is not responsible for schools you should always check directly before travelling in very bad weather: borough schools' contact details. We can only publish the names of closed schools if they let us know, and will do our best to keep you updated.


Gritting of roads and pavements

Gritting machineOur Waste Management team is responsible for gritting public roads and pavements. Certain routes are prioritised, such main roads, pedestrian crossings, access to schools and social services properties.

For safety reasons we don't recommend residents gritting their own roads - our street teams are out in force making sure as much of the borough as possible is covered - if you've any concerns or questions you should email

Please note: Transport for London (TFL) is responsible for maintaining the red routes which run through the borough, further information is available by calling 020 7343 5000 or email

Gritting pavementClearing Ice and Snow

We've produced a helpful guide, with advice on safely clearing snow and ice from pavements and public spaces, especially if you're concerned about vulnerable neighbours: Clearing Ice and Snow


Older and vulnerable people

Meals on wheels services should operate as normal unless we advise otherwise.

We have lots of tips for keeping warm this winter, as well as information on what grants you may be entitled too: see our Keeping Warm section for advice.

The Met Office also has lots of advice and information on their Get Ready for Winter pages:


Weather alerts

Concerned about the weather? Visit the Met Office for information on the latest weather alerts: Met Office Cold Weather Alert

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