Winter guidance and school closures
Wintry weather has an impact on us all – whether it’s the cost of heating our homes, difficulties in getting around, school closures or health worries.
Hertfordshire County Council works hard to keep the county running smoothly all year round. We’ve put together the information below to help you to get on with life whatever the weather.
The headteacher and governors of each school make their own decisions about whether to close in bad weather, based on their individual circumstances. Schools are expected to be open as usual whenever possible. You can check to see if your school is closed on this website. Schools will also notify parents through existing channels.
Hertfordshire County Council's Winter Maintenance service is coordinated across the county by highways staff, who are on 24-hour stand-by during the season.
For more information on salting routes, along with winter driving advice, click here
For up-to-date information about bus travel around the county, including information about disruptions or delays due to bad weather, go to the intalink website.
Advice and practical help to cope with the cold
HertsHelp is a network of hundreds of community organisations working together. They can help you to get the practical support, guidance and information you need to get through the winter. Call 0300 123 4044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To help you to plan ahead, keep up to date with the latest forecasts from the Met Office.
To find out whether your local library is open as usual, go to the libraries pages.
Winter fire safety
Don’t be tempted to take safety shortcuts and put yourself at risk from fire in an effort to keep your house warm. See our winter fire safety pages for tips and advice.