Last updated: 30 Jan 2019 11:05am
In the event of severe weather, please continue to check this page for updates.
During winter weather conditions, your bin collections may be affected. We will continue to provide services as normal where possible – for the most up to date information, please check this page or visit our social media channels.
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Road gritting and salt is the responsibility of Kent County Council (KCC).
Maidstone Borough Council's (MBC) grounds maintenance and street cleansing teams are helping to grit and salt paths where possible, however you can find more information on the KCC website.
Maidstone Borough Council's Enforcement Team will only enforce where they can see the yellow lines, bays or markings. If covered in snow so markings can’t be seen, then we can’t enforce.
If you have to leave your vehicle please ensure that it is left as safely as possible. As weather conditions improve we will enforce against abandoned vehicles that pose a hazard to other road users.
The Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is used throughout Maidstone to help those sleeping rough in our locality during extreme weather. The SWEP solution and type of accommodation may differ from local authority area to area but will generally provide a safe and warm place for street-homeless people to stay overnight.
Those needing to access emergency accommodation during bad weather should contact their district council’s Housing Options team. The Housing Options team for Maidstone can be contacted at: 01622 602000.
When the weather is difficult, try to avoid making car journeys by altering your plans, or switching to public transport if it is running. If you have to drive, here are some ways to stay safer on the roads during harsh conditions:
The World Health Organisation states that in the UK the ideal temperature for main living rooms - including lounge, kitchen, hallway is 21 degrees Centigrade, and for bedrooms 18 degrees Centigrade. There are other things we can do to help us to stay warm.
Simple ways to keep warm at home:
Kent County Council - https://www.kent.gov.uk/
NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/keep-warm-keep-well/
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