Winter Weather

Get Ready for Winter

Get Ready for Winter is a National Campaign headed by H M Government and the Met Office and supported by partners across the UK in providing useful tips and advice on preparing for and getting through the winter.  For more information visit Get Ready for Winter

Watch this space for public events in this area

Roads and Transport

Essex County Council's Winter Service page provides information on road and pavement gritting and the latest travel news.

For latest bus information and disruption visit the "First" website

Rubbish and Recycling Collection

Any disruption to rubbish and recycling collections will be reported here.

Public Toilet Closures

Any closures will be reported here.

School Closures

BBC Essex and Dream 100 report local school closures as they become notified by schools, nurseries and colleges.

Car Parks

In icy weather any top floor levels of car parks will remain closed.

Severe Weather Leaflet

Our Emergency Planning Unit has joined forces with the Met Office to produce a series of six leaflets.

They cover a whole range of conditions including heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning, dense fog, severe gales and heavy snow and icy roads.  View the leaflets on different weather conditions here.

Anyone contacting the Council on 01255 686868, or by emailing can be sent a leaflet in the post or by writing to Emergency Planning, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton, Essex CO15 1SE and mark the envelope, Weather Leaflets.

See also Water Pipes in Winter page for advice on how to protect your water pipes from freezing.

Be a Great Neighbour!

Along with looking after yourself and your family, if possible, try to check on your neighbours who may not be as mobile as you.

Local Weather and Forecast

Local weather and forecasts can be seen on the BBC weather website.  The link will show you the weather for CO16 postcodes.  You can enter your own postcode (use the green box on the right hand side of the BBC weather page) to see if there is a more local forecast for you.

Met Office weather warnings.

Ensure you keep updated when travelling around by downloading the Met Office Weather App for Android and iPhone from your respective App Store.  Just search for “Met Office Weather App”.

Latest Press Releases 

Any relevant press releases will be reported here.

Useful Links

Government website winter weather information


Last updated on: 24/07/2017 - 13:44