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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.

At this time of year we are constantly monitoring the weather and our staff have vast experience in dealing with all types of winter conditions. We have 3,500 tonnes of grit and a fleet of eight gritters, to bolster a network of hundreds of grit bins across the borough if the weather takes a turn for the worst.

With cold weather continuing if you're concerned about someone sleeping rough contact Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345 or and we’ll help.

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 bulletins for information on the council's news, service, events and other information

Gritting and roads

A 65-strong team based at the council’s Lister Road depot keep more than 480 kilometres of road clear during severe weather.

School closures

Most schools contact parents directly if there are any closures. Any confirmed closures will appear here, but you are advised to check with your school.

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.

Black Country Radio - 102.5FM
Free Radio 97.2FM
Heart FM 100.7FM


Dudley Council's gritting team will continue to work wherever possible. If services are affected by the pandemic information will appear here. 

Rough sleepers

If you are aware of anybody who is sleeping rough please report them to our service at Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345 so that we can offer help.

Housing repairs

You can report any issues online or via the council app. Details of how to do so can be found below on the housing repairs and advice page.

Bin and recycling collections

Collections are going ahead as planned. Any updates will appear here. 

The household waste recycling centre

Any updates will appear here

Adult social services - day centres and transport

Any updates will appear here

Adult and Community Learning courses

Any updates will appear here. More details on courses on the adult and community learning page.

Leisure centres

Any updates will appear here.

Parks and nature reserves

Any updates will appear here.

Libraries and archives

Any updates will appear here.

More information including opening times and telephone numbers are on the find a library website.

Halls and museums

Any updates will appear here

Keeping well and warm

More advice on keeping safe and well this winter.


Our Snowbusters scheme offers free Snowbusters packs to anyone happy to help neighbours, or local communities to clear paths, walkways or drives of snow and ice during wintry weather. Packs will be available soon. 

Dudley Council Plus 0300 555 2345