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Gravesham snow updates

PUBLISHED: 14:11 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 07:58 02 March 2018

Marling Way, Gravesend.

Marling Way, Gravesend.

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Gravesham Borough Council is keeping residents up to date on which services are affected by the weather.

Beacon  Wood Country Park in Bean near Dartford.Beacon Wood Country Park in Bean near Dartford.

The council’s website will be regularly updated – www.gravesham.gov.uk/winter, as well as its Twitter and Facebook pages.

Rubbish, recycling garden waste and trade waste collection services

Today (Thursday March 1) crews will be out for the normal scheduled collections, so please put out your refuse and recycling as normal.

A near full service is anticipated, but as road conditions remain poor in some areas there may be some disruption.

Rebecca Foster and Jack Pope at Shorne Wood Country Park. Picture Rebecca FosterRebecca Foster and Jack Pope at Shorne Wood Country Park. Picture Rebecca Foster

If your bin was due to be collected on Tuesday or Wednesday this week please continue to leave it out.

The council are working on plans to take into account the deteriorating forecast.

If you are waiting for your garden waste bin to be collected please take your bin back in and put it out on your next scheduled collection date.

A further update will be given as soon as possible on the progress that’s being made throughout the day.

Gravesham Council are sorry for any inconvenience caused and once again thank you for your understanding during this adverse weather.

Collections of bulky waste have been suspended, and customers will be contacted to reschedule the collections.

Due to the bad weather, collection and delivery service of sharps boxes and medical bags has been disrupted.

The council are working hard to try and get to as many people as possible.

Council meeting

Tuesday’s Full Council meeting has been cancelled due to the weather conditions.

The meeting has been re-scheduled for Tuesday March 6.

Rearrangements are currently being made for the Community Services Cabinet Committee which was due to be held on the same day.

Street Cleaning

Crews are out gritting areas of the borough including car parks, town centre, shopping parades and sheltered units.

Car Parks

All car parks are open as normal.

Civil Enforcement Officers are currently gritting the walk ways and around the pay and display machines.

Parks, play areas and open spaces

Parks and play areas are open as normal.

Funerals

Teams are out gritting the main footpaths.

Housing Repairs

The council anticipate being able to attend all prearranged appointments.

Customer Services

The customer service department, including the phones and The Gateway, is open as usual.

Gravesend Borough Market

The market is open and will operate normally, but with some disruption.

The Woodville

The theatre is open as usual and will be putting on a ‘snow day’ film at 2pm today (film TBC). Tickets cost £3. Please book in advance.

Leisure Centres

Cascades and Cygnet leisure centres will close at 8pm today.

School closures

You can find out about school closures by visiting Kent County Council’s dedicated web page on www.kentclosures.co.uk.

Gritting

Kent County Council is responsible for gritting and you can follow their updates on Twitter at @GrittingKent

Salt bins

Kent County Council is responsible for the salt bins in the borough.

More information can be found on Kent County Council’s winter service web page.

Please also keep an eye on social media and the hashtag #KentSnow for updates.

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