It can get cold out there! Look after yourself, your family, friends, neighbours, and your home – and make sure you’re prepared.

During severe winter weather, we’ll update this webpage with the latest information about school closures, school transport, bin collections, community recycling centres, local transport, gritting, and any other useful information.

We’ll also try and include updates from our partners like the police, Livewire and Warrington’s Own Buses.

School closures

We rely on schools to let us know if they’re closed and we'll update our schools page if and when we receive any information. But if your child’s school is closed, the school will usually contact you directly.



If you’re homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, get advice from our Housingplus team.

Staying healthy and well

  • Keep warm
  • Keep active
  • Eat well
  • Get your flu jab

Travel safely

  • Service your car
  • Defrost it completely before you move
  • Keep well back from other cars
  • Slow down!

Before you start your journey, check if there are any problems:

Find out your rights if you can’t get to work because of the weather.

Keep your home warm

Protect your home from fire

  • Test your smoke alarms
  • Sweep your chimney
  • Unplug your devices
  • Cook with care

Protect your pipes

  • Wrap your pipes with lagging 
  • Find and check your stop tap
  • Stop your pipes freezing
  • Service your boiler

Check the weather

Keep an eye on the forecast, especially for severe weather warnings: