We're winter ready, are you?
There are a number of steps you can take to stay well this winter:
- Stay warm – dress appropriately outside. Heating your home to at least 18⁰C in winter poses minimal risk to your health.
- Help others – if there is anyone you know who might be at special risk, for example, an older person living on their own, make sure they know what to do to stay warm and are well stocked with food and medication.
- Travelling – always be prepared. Check out Kent Police’s website for winter driving advice.
- Health – if you are worried about your health or that of somebody you know, ring NHS 111.
School closures: Check with your child’s school directly or tune in to your local radio station.
Snow wardens – keeping our pathways clear
A big thank you to those who have signed up to be a snow warden for another year. Snow wardens are volunteers who help clear footpaths in communities across Medway. If you’d like to become a snow warden and be provided with the tools to help out during extreme weather, please visit medway.gov.uk/winter or phone 01634 333 333.
Keeping Medway moving
5,000 tonnes of salt and eight gritting vehicles are ready to help keep 250 miles of major routes across Medway clear this winter. Our gritting teams work day and night to help keep our roads clear.
During periods of severe weather, our winter service staff work around the clock to monitor and minimise disruption.
Although salt might not immediately prevent heavy snow from settling, it helps speed up the melting process and stops ice from forming.
There are 455 salt bins across Medway. Please use the salt from these bins for paths and roads to benefit all of the community, and not for your own property.
During periods of severe weather there can sometimes be disruption to our roads and public facilities. To stay up-to-date on council services affected by severe weather, follow us on social media: