Dudley Council works hard to ensure its services continue to run during the winter period. However, some services will be affected by the severe weather.
Below is a complete picture of how council services will be affected during the snow and ice. Remember, you can also keep up to date via our @dudleymbc twitter feed and 'dudley borough' facebook page
You can also sign up to regular e bulletins for the latest news and information on winter and other activities across the council
Motorists urged to help gritters with good parking
Councillor Khurshid Ahmed, cabinet member for transportation, said: "Preparations are in hand ahead of the winter months and grit stocks started arriving on site on Wednesday. We have a total of 4,000 tonnes of salt being delivered in addition to 2,500 tonnes we already have in stock. Our gritting team, based at the council's Lister Road depot, will be on hand to work around the clock to keep 470 kilometres of road clear during any severe weather. In the coming weeks and months we will also be stocking up our network of more than 1,000 grit bins that are located across the borough."
Email your postcode to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to our free e-bulletin which will keep you informed of school closures, changes to bins and other weather related service changes.
Gritting and roads
Gritting crews will work round the clock to tackle the borough's roads, but people still need to drive carefully.
Gritters will be out tackling the main roads and side roads as well as refilling grit bins. People should report empty grit bins to Dudley Council Plus via email email@example.com or phone 0300 555 2345.
A 40-strong team based at the council’s Lister Road depot keep more than 460 kilometres of road clear during severe weather.
:: more on gritting and roads
Any services affected by bad weather will appear here:
Any school closures will appear here
In addition to looking on this page for school closures, people are also advised to listen to local radio stations for up to the minute information and we have provided a selection of radio websites here which may offer additional information.
:: more on Free Radio
:: more on Heart FM
:: more on The Bridge
:: more on BBC WM
Bin and recycling collections
Bin and recycling collections are running as normal.
The household waste recycling centre
The household waste recycling centre on Birmingham Street, Stourbridge, is open as normal.
Adult social services - day centres and transport
Day centre transport is running as normal. All day centres are open as normal.
Adult and Community Learning courses
Any changes to courses will appear here.
More details on courses at this link
Information about our housing repairs service will be appear here.
:: more on housing repairs and advice
Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres are open as normal.
If you’re visiting the facility over the weekend please call to check it’s open: 01384 812800.
Parks and nature reserves
All park activity centres, nature reserve buildings and wardens' bases are open as normal.
Libraries and archives
Any changes to Dudley borough libraries and archive opening times will appear here.
More information and telephone numbers on the find a library page.
Halls and museums
Any changes to museum opening times will appear here.
Any additional changes to opening times of borough town halls will appear here.
Keeping well and warm
More advice on keeping safe and well this winter