Severe weather disruption

Service disruptions - Update 4:30pm 2 March 2018

Bin collections

Our bin collections are operating as normal today, though there may be some areas and streets we can't get to because of the snow and ice. Please leave your bins and recycling out for collection as we shall try to revisit your area again in the coming days, weather permitting. Please leave your bins out for collection. 

If this is still not possible, we shall take any excess in the next usual round.

To help us catch up we have decided to suspend garden waste collections on Monday 5th March 2018 and Tuesday 6th March 2018.

The areas affected are:

2 March 2018

  • Buttermere
  • Loweswater
  • Mokerkin
  • Beck Whythop,
  • Flimby (some areas),
  • Bolton Low House,
  • Ireby out outlying area

1 March 2018

We have been able to get to most places today which we weren't able to get to yesterday. However, we shall continue to try to revisit areas on Friday 2nd March that we haven't been able to get to today or yesterday.

Areas where we have not been able to get to today are:

  • Maryport - Netherhall corner to Shipping Brow
  • Keswick - Brundleholme Road, Park Home to Keswick Hotel, Vicarage Hill area
  • Thirlmere
  • St John's in the Vale
  • Threlkeld

28 Feb 2018

  • Applethwaite
  • Millbeck
  • Borrowdale
  • Bassenthwaite
  • Dearham - The Went
  • Cockermouth - Derwent Bridge
  • Cockermouth - Kirkgate
  • Wigton - How Rigg
  • Wigton - Fell View
  • Wigton - Railway Terrace
  • Wigton - Standing Stone Heights
  • Wigton - Grange Close
  • Wigton - Croft Grove
  • Thursby
  • Threapland
  • Plumbland
  • Arkleby
  • Gilcrux
  • Tallentire
  • Bridekirk
  • Maryport - Brooklands
  • Maryport - Alder avenue
  • Maryport - Nether View
  • Maryport - Meadow Way
  • Caldbeck
  • Uldale
  • Keswick - The Heads
  • Keswick - Headlands  

Other useful information

Clearing snow yourself

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.

Traffic updates

There are currently no traffic incidents

Traffic updates supplied by the Highways Agency.

Useful tips

Only make essential journeys, make sure your vehicle is in good order, that you allow plenty of time and inform someone in advance of your travel plans.

Storms and Gales
Severe storms can cause substantial damage to property. It is important that you have sufficient insurance to cover any damage to your house, contents and repairs.
  • Secure outdoor items and bring pets indoors
  • Park vehicles away from trees or high walls
  • Remain indoors, close windows and curtains
  • Have some emergency provisions ready
  • Stay indoors (on the ground floor if possible) and away from windows
  • Store some containers with fresh water for drinking purposes, in case water supplies fail
  • Check your neighbours to see if they need help
  • If gas, electricity or water is cut off, contact your supplier.
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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
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