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Severe winter weather

Staffordshire County Council is responsible for winter maintenance and gritting of public roads and footpaths throughout Staffordshire, including Staffordshire Moorlands.

You can follow Staffordshire County Council on twitter for the latest information.

To request a grit bin re-fill or a road to be gritted please follow this link to the Staffordshire Moorlands website where this request can be made.

Here are some other useful website links to provide you with more information:

The Government's 'Get Ready for Winter' campaign provides links to specific information and advice from government departments and charities to help you as the weather turns colder.  

The Cabinet Office has also launched a 'Winter Weather' page bringing together material and news in one place.

The Staffordshire Prepared website will provide further information when severe snow and ice hits Staffordshire and the Moorlands and Age UK has some great advice on keeping warm and healthy through the winter months.

Weather

For the latest weather reports we recommend the following links

Met Office - You can search this site by using your postcode to find up to date local information

Met Office Mountain weather report for the Peak District - this site can be used for locations over 300 metres above sea level

Transport and driving

BBC Travel website provides regular updates on specific roads and closures.

Public transport information from Staffordshire County Council website. You can also sign up to receive alerts from Staffordshire County Council which includes up to date information on public transport

National Rail website provides the latest update from national rail.

Roadworks.org is a website that shows any roadworks around the UK - you can search for a specific area.

School Closures

Information on any schools closing can be found on the Staffordshire County Council website. Schools are not obliged to send updates to this service so please call your child's school if they don't appear on the list but you have concerns.

Local Radio

This can be a great place to find out information when bad weather sets in - here is a list of local stations which may be of use.

BBC Radio Stoke

BBC Radio Manchester

BBC Radio Derby