Adverse Weather, Gritting and Snow Clearance

Adverse Weather Conditions - Affected Services

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has urged residents to be mindful of their personal safety during the adverse weather conditions. For the latest information on severe weather advisories please visit the Essex Weather Centre website.

When heavy snow is forecasted and temperatures are set to be at freezing major disruption is expected across the county. Residents are urged not to make car journeys unless they are absolutely necessary and to monitor local radio bulletins to keep up to date with any school closures.

School Closures

To keep informed of school closures residents should check with their child's school in the first instance. We will update our School Closures section of the website as and when we are informed of any closures. Local radio station bulletins and websites will also out out this information.

Refuse and Recycling collection

Veolia are currently undertaking recycling and waste collections as usual. Despite much effort from Veolia staff the collections have been slower than normal. Residents are advised to continue presenting the recycling and waste as usual and Veolia will collect as quickly as they are able.

Both Household Waste Recycling Centres are open as normal.


We are responsible for salting and snow clearance of highways within the Borough and will ensure the major routes in and out of town and routes used by emergency vehicles are kept open. Please see our gritting section for more information. Waste and cleansing crews are currently being diverted to gritting duties while collection services are suspended.

Traffic Monitoring Cameras

View live traffic on our Better Southend - Traffic Cameras page which provides images from 16 cameras at key sites across the Borough, showing what's happening on Southend's streets. The image is refreshed every 5 minutes.

Bus and Train Services

Bus and train services will be operating where it is safe to do so but residents are advised to check directly with operators before travelling and to monitor travel bulletins. Please see our Bus and Train Information page for contact details for local bus operators.

Southend Pier

Open as normal. For the most up to date information please visit the Southend Pier Facebook page.

Care Services

Running as normal.

Crematoriums and Cemeteries

Open as normal.

Passenger Transport

Running as normal.

Libraries and Museums

Open as normal.

Register Office

Open as normal.

Other Affected Services

There are currently no affected services.

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