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.
Some ice and snow could be on the way this weekend (6 and 7 February). We are monitoring the weather and our gritting team will be going out whenever necessary.
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.
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. They are also gritting Covid-19 test centres and vaccination clinics and hubs as a matter of priority.
The team has refilled all grit bins, wherever it has been requested, over the last two weeks.
- more on gritting and roads
- more on everything you need to know about grit bins
- to report an empty grit bin contact Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345, email firstname.lastname@example.org or message on twitter @Dudleyplus
- or become a snowbuster in your street. We'll supply you with kit to clear your immediate area if you have vulnerable family members or neighbours. Packs will be available shortly
- find out where and why we grit
- tips for winter motoring
Most schools contact parents directly if there are any closures. We also advise you to check your school's website.
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.
Dudley Council's gritting team will continue to work wherever possible. If services are affected by the pandemic information will appear here.
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.
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
Any updates to bin and recycling collections will appear here.
The household waste recycling centre
Stourbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre is open
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.
Any update will appear here.
Parks and nature reserves
Any updates will appear here.
Libraries and archives
Libraries are open for click and collect, with the exception of Stourbridge library which will remain closed.
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 email@example.com