Date Published: 

Thu, 31/01/2019

Latest update


  • Primary routes are all open 
  • Our gritting fleet has been out across the network 
  • If you were expecting a collection on Friday  please leave your rubbish and recycling containers out and we will get back to empty them as soon as safe and practical.  Some collections, where safe to do so, are being done today (Sunday Feb 3).


Council offices are now closed.

Bath Central Library will open at 1pm on Sunday Feb 4

Our other libraries and information centres are closed and will also be closed tomorrow (Saturday February 2).

Customers can still reserve or extend loans on line. 

Bus and P&R services in Bath & North East Somerset –  updates:

Travelwest has a severe weather page at  

You can also follow these links for details from First Group

Rail services – updates:


For the latest updates please check here with the Met Office


The Highways Team is on call 24/7.

Gritters have been out throughout the night and are out again today.

There are 400 grit bins across Bath and North East Somerset. If you have a grit bin near to your house you can use it on public paths and roads.

Look at our on-line map of gritting routes and grit bin locations


Waste Collection

No collections were made on Friday 1st February due to the weather conditions. Our crews are busy returning to collect rubbish from those properties affected today, along with their usual Monday work. 

We have suspended garden waste collections which were scheduled to take place on Friday 1st, Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th February so that we can use these trucks to help support the extra rubbish collections now needed. If you were expecting a garden waste collection on these dates, please wait until your next scheduled collection. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

The Recycling Centres are open as normal.


For the latest information on local schools please check with your school, listen to your local radio station or go to  

Where a school has decided to open, we will endeavour to run home to school transport however if the transport operator assesses the route as too dangerous for the bus or taxi to attempt, notification will be made to the school and on our facebook page

Rough sleepers

There are provisions in place to ensure there is shelter for people sleeping rough. If you are concerned about anyone who may be sleeping rough then please report your concerns via the link:


Car parks 

Charlotte Street car park is CLOSED. All our other car parks are open and staff are helping motorists at these sites. Please do not move your car if stuck unless strictly necessary and we will take a sensible approach to enforcement.

Other council services

The council’s website will be updated regularly to keep residents up to date about general information:

Any problems should reported either via the online form or to Council Connect on 01225 394041.

Keep safe and warm, and keep updated

During periods of cold weather we'd encourage the community to check on any vulnerable friends, relatives and neighbours.

Heat your home to at least 18 degrees Celsius. If heating the whole house is a problem heat the living room during the day and your bedroom just before you go to sleep and draw curtains at dusk.

Dress for the weather. If you do go outside wrap up warm, wear several layers of clothing rather than a single chunky one.

We are providing information on the council’s operational response to the cold weather conditions – including service updates – via the dedicated webpage:, and the council’s twitter feed  @bathnes  and Facebook page:

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