Winter Weather Advice

Winter weather can lead to problems for all elements of the community.  The information and links on this page are offered to provide useful advice to help you get through this difficult time.


School closures


Details of local school closures can be found on the Norfolk County Council website.


Winter road maintenance


Norfolk County Council are responsible for maintaining the majority of public roads in West Norfolk. Details of how they achieve this can be found on their website. The Highways Agency is responsible for the A47 trunk road.


Travel information


The latest and forecast weather information can be found at the Met Office website.


The latest travel and weather information is broadcast in West Norfolk on Radio Norfolk and on KLFM 96.7.

  • Radio Norfolk - 104.4 FM, 855 & 873 MW
  • KLFM - 96.7 FM

Disruptions to Waste Collections


If there is any disruption to our waste collection service, information will be posted to our Service issues page.


Cold weather payment


If you’re getting certain benefits, you may be able to get a Cold Weather Payment.

Payments will be made when your local temperature is either recorded as, or forecast to be, an average of zero degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days.


For more information on Cold Weather Payments, please visit the website


Health advice


The NHS and Age UK offer information as to how to keep well and warm during the colder weather.


Norfolk Winter


You can also follow the latest winter updates on the new Norfolk Winter blog which will feature stories, news, interviews and advice from a range of local contributors.


Also visit the Norfolk County Council website for more advice about how best to beat the Norfolk Winter.


Last updated: 04 February 2014
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