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Snow updates in Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 11:09 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:46 27 February 2018

Amelia Adkins, four, enjoys the snow in Riverview Park, Gravesend.

Amelia Adkins, four, enjoys the snow in Riverview Park, Gravesend.

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As the snow continues to fall across the UK, Gravesham Council says it is battling to maintain services.

Binmen were out collecting rubbish as normal earlier but, due to the worsening weather conditions refuse and recycling collections have now been suspended for today. Councillors have cancelled their full meeting for tonight (Tuesday). That will now be held on March 6.

Shoppers are being protected with gritting crews out in force keeping shopping areas as clear as possible and emptying the litter bins.

It has even managed to keep all their car parks open with walkways to the pay and display machines well gritted.

A key footpath has also been gritted to allow a single funeral to take place.

The authority’s customer service lines are open, the Gravesend Market is open along with The Woodville, and the Cascades and Cygnets leisure centres.

However, because of the driving conditions, all pre-planned housing repair appointments have been cancelled and only emergency repair work will be carried out.

Group X Classes and swimming lessons are subject to availability of instructors so phone ahead to save a wasted journey.

Any school closures are available here http://www.kentclosures.co.uk

A council spokesman said: “Kent County Council is responsible for gritting and their updates are on Twitter at @GrittingKent

“Where we can we will be gritting some areas such as shop fronts. Please take extra care and make sure you’re prepared for winter. Roads are extremely icy in places so please drive to the conditions. More information can be found on Kent County Council’s winter service web page - www.kent.gov.uk/winter.”

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