29 October 2018

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.

Please 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 @nnhighways.


Flood Toolkit

Visit the 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.

Street Doctor

Weather updates

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.

Met Office

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:


Fire safety

Safety advice for home, businesses, outdoor and on the roads

Fire safety

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)

Keeping warm

Our Adult Social Care section signposts to useful websites for help with energy bills:

Energy, heating and light