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Weather, bins, salt bins etc

December 20, 2010

from RBK website

Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for the period 12 noon Monday 20 December through to 12 noon Tuesday 21 December

Remaining very cold.  Outbreaks of snow spreading northeast across the area early this afternoon, before easing off and becoming dry into the early hours of Tuesday morning.  As road surface temperatures drop later on today, this precipitation will bring a risk of widespread ice.

Recycling and Landfill Waste Collection Service

The Recycling and Landfill Waste Collection service is running today (Monday).  However collection times may not be as normal during the day so please leave your containers out and they will be collected as soon as possible.

If you keep your recycling outside please try to remove as much snow as possible from the recycling; this makes collection quicker for the crews and ensures the material collected can be recycled.

Winter Gritting

Kingston Council is liaising with the Met Office, continually monitoring weather forecasts and gritting the primary road network (carriageways and footways) accordingly.

The primary road network was gritted again at 5am this morning (Monday).  Known problems areas in South of the Borough are being treated to assist with collections of Recycling and Landfill Waste.

Street Cleansing crews are being redeployed to clear footways in heavy footfall areas.

The Council will continue to focus its salt stocks and resources on the primary road network.  This means that side roads will remain untreated – limited vehicle and pedestrian movements mean that gritting these roads has very limited impact.

For information on gritting and winter highway maintenance please see our Winter Maintenance plan:

Salt Bin Locations

The salt bins are provided for residents to treat public highways.

If you find any salt bins empty, please notify Kingston Council’s Contact centre, on 020 8547 5002

Please see our Salt Bin locations:

Snow Code

There’s no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. It’s unlikely you’ll be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries on the path if you have cleared it carefully.

Follow the snow code when clearing snow and ice safely.

Related External Links:

Contact the Council Emergency Number

If you need to contact the Council out of hours, please call 020 8547 5800

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