A list of useful resources relating to council services in winter weather gathered in one place.
Is my school closed?
Our school closures system has changed since previous years.
It is now the responsibility of the school or academy to notify all relevant parties of a closure. We no longer offer a facility for schools to log closures and no school closures will be displayed on this website.
check your school's website for updates.
Gritting the county's roads
Find out which routes are gritted and when - you can also follow Northamptonshire Highways Twitter Gritter at
Flood Toolkit website for advice and information related to flood prevention and response.
Report a highway problem
If you've noticed an issue with the road network, report it online to our Street Doctor service.
For the latest forecast, visit the Met Office website. The link below goes to a page which is filtered to Northampton but you can type over this in the search box to find a more local forecast.
Planning for emergencies
Our Emergency Planning section contains a list of useful websites giving all sorts of advice for dealing with winter weather, from dealing with frozen water pipes to driving in icy conditions:
Advice for winter weather
Driving safety courses
CarKraft offer driving safety courses which include how to drive in icy conditions:
Safety advice for home, businesses, outdoor and on the roads
Keeping well this winter
A range of NHS advice on how to keep yourself and your family well during the winter period:
Stay Well (NHS)
Our Adult Social Care section signposts to useful websites for help with energy bills:
Energy, heating and light