During the winter we are working night and day to keep all major roads and the pavements near shops and busy areas clear. We also have around 200 yellow grit bins placed around the city, sited in places with steep slopes or in areas that are particularly exposed to the elements.

Winter driving advice

Remember to take extra care when driving in poor weather conditions this winter.

During the cold winter nights, Nottingham City Council recommends that drivers pay greater care and attention to driving in wintry conditions.

Snow, frost, ice and spray on the roads mean that in addition to poor visibility, stopping distances increase and drivers should be prepared for the unexpected on the road.

Supporting the Highways Agency winter campaign, Nottingham City Council is asking drivers to:

  • be informed – check traffic and weather updates
  • be prepared – check your vehicle is ready for winter and always carry an emergency kit including warm and waterproof clothing
  • be aware – in severe weather the Council and Highways Agency winter teams need the time and space to do their job
  • be wise – conditions may change, drive with care and full attention

Find out more about the Highways Agency campaign on their website, you can also keep yourself up to date with the latest forecasts from the Met Office at their website.

This RoSPA film illustrates the most important things to check during Winter.

Stay warm and well

Click here for tips to help yourself and others stay warm and well this winter

Prepare your emergency kit

Click here to view the British Red Cross guide to all the essential items you’ll need in an emergency, when severe weather strikes – for your home, on the move, and in the car.

Nottingham’s Winter Plan

Planning for the winter weather is something that goes un-noticed until the bad weather arrives. Behind the scenes a lot of detailed work goes into making sure that the City Council has a robust plan to deal with winter weather in a sustainable way.

Although we have managed recent poor winters well, the Council is not complacent and reviews its winter weather service every year.

Please click here to download a copy of our Winter Service Plan. It provides an overview of how the Council will respond to adverse weather during the winter period. Further details can be found in the Appendices by clicking here