Get Set For Winter

Whenever there's snow forecast, we get inundated with loads of information from people like the councils & Highways Agency. Here's the latest!

December 23rd.

11.29 - Dacorum Borough Council

Dacorum Borough Council is experiencing disruption to services due to the current weather conditions. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will try to get services back to normal as soon as the weather allows.

These service updates may change if there is further snow this afternoon.

The following services are affected:

Refuse and recycling
The waste collection service this week has suffered severe disruption due to the adverse weather.

To enable us to concentrate on collecting the grey bins missed from earlier this week, we are suspending green bin collections this week. We intend to revert back to the publicised Christmas schedule calendar on Wednesday 29 December.

Some roads may remain inaccessible, and we will endeavour to return to these on an ongoing basis throughout thw week.

Please leave your grey bins and recycling boxes out for collection.

Housing, Property and Place
Wherever possible, inspections will be undertaken today, or tenants will be contacted to reschedule.

The repairs service is operating a normal service today and all appointments should be kept. Mitie will advise tenants if they are unable to attend for any reason.

The heating engineers, AFR, are continuing to work on emergency breakdowns and will contact tenants if they need to reschedule routine service appointments.

The cleaning service is operating normally, however will only mop communal areas where there is no risk of freezing.

Most public conveniences will be open today, except those on Water Lane, Berkhamsted, which are closed due to frozen pipework.

Tenant Services
Staff are unable to visit some tenants due to conditions of side roads and these are being rescheduled. Otherwise, services are running normally.  

Adventure Playgrounds
All Adventure Playgrounds will close at 4pm today.

All four cemeteries are open but road conditions in all of them are bad, very icy. People visiting graves should be extremely careful as the snow is very deep in places.

Environmental Health
Most services are running as normal - private drainage is running a limited service, depending on access.

Customer Service Centres
Customer Service Centres are open as usual.

General Information
Please check this page for the most up to date information on disruptions to our services. We will also be updating our Facebook page ( and Twitter (

For enquiries regarding gritting or the condition of roads and pavements, please contact Herts County Highways on 0300 123 4047 or view Gritter Twitter updates on

11.14 - Luton Borough Council

Motorists are urged to beware black ice with freezing temperatures predicted to continue this week.

It is thought the risk of snow is less likely, but roads can still be slippery under the effects of freeze and thaw.

Cllr Dave Taylor, Luton Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for road safety, said on Wednesday morning: “We continued our gritting operations last night and this morning, and will continue to monitor road surface temperatures and conditions closely, and take appropriate action. Despite the improved appearance of many roads, however, motorists are urged to please continue driving with caution as ice may be present. Drivers should ensure they adapt to the road conditions by reducing their speed.”