Although not every winter has had significant snowfall it is sensible to be prepared as each winter approaches.
Below are some useful websites about preparing yourself for winter at home and on the roads.
- Staffordshire Prepared - a website providing a range of information about cold and snow and storms and gales
- The Met Office - for the latest weather updates
- The Highways Agency - information about road conditions
- The NHS website - offers advice and guidance about staying well in winter, particularly relevant for people aged 65 or over, and people with long-term conditions
- Gov.uk - to view the Cold Weather Plan for England
East Staffordshire Borough Council will ensure that information is posted on its website if there are any disruptions to services, during periods of severe winter weather.
The gritting and salting of roads in Staffordshire is managed by Staffordshire County Council who publish the gritting routes on their website.
Schools are managed by Staffordshire County Council who publish a list of school closures on their website.