- Winter in Lichfield District
Winter in Lichfield District
Winter is here and with it, comes snow and ice! We've put this section together to give you the latest information winter services from Lichfield District Council and Staffordshire County Council, including gritting, grit bins and bin collections.
Snowy service changes
If your bin wasn't emptied on Friday 18 January, it won't be collected until next week, depending on weather conditions. Find out more.
Other services including leisure centres, shopmobility and public toilets may be affected by the weather. Read our latest update to find out more.
Frozen brown bins
If your brown bin isn't emptied, it may be because the contents are frozen. If this happens we will be able to take extra brown bin waste on your next usual brown bin collection day. Please put any extra brown bin waste in open bags at the side of the bin.
For more information on your recycling collections, and to download a calendar, visit www.recycleforlichfielddistrict.co.uk
Be aware when you travel
You can use the Highways Agency's information services to check for delays on the major roads. They work closely with the Met Office, to provide you with the latest information on weather conditions too.
When you're on the road, pay attention to the changing road, traffic and weather conditions. Be ready to slow down and take more care if you need to, particularly on bends and exposed roads. Don't be lulled into a false sense of security - even if you drive every day on the same stretch of road.
Additional information and advice on driving in adverse weather conditions is available in the Highway Code or by visiting the gov.uk website.
For more information visit www.highways.gov.uk/winter
Questions about gritting?
For more information on grit bins or gritting, visit Staffordshire County Council's winter section or call 01785 277603.
Severe Weather Warnings from the Met Office
There are currently no severe weather warnings in place.
Twitter gritting updates from around the Midlands
Below are the locations of grit bins in the district, which are maintained by Staffordshire County Council. Zoom in to see more.
If you spot an empty grit bin, please contact Staffordshire County Council on 01785 277603
The roads marked in blue below are the roads in Lichfield District which are gritted by Staffordshire County Council or the Highways Agency.
To see gritting routes for the whole of Staffordshire, please visit Staffordshire County Council's LocalView website. For gritting routes in Walsall, Birmingham and Solihull, visit the Mappa Mercia website.