Winter weather updates


Gritting involves an overnight grit of 388 miles of the boroughs busiest road network (often more than once each night). Each round takes around three hours for each of our ten gritters to complete.

On street grit bins have been monitored and topped up where necessary to help volunteers grit the local community.

Bin collections

Bins collections were suspended today (Friday 10 March 2023) due to road conditions.

Teams will work to recover some of the backlog of missed bins collections tomorrow (Saturday 11 March) but this may not be completed until well into next week.

Please leave your bin by the kerbside and we will collect it as soon as possible. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

See bin collections

Waste Recycling Centres

All Household Waste Recycling Centres are now open.

Bulky Waste Collections

Bulky waste collections will resume from Monday 13 March 2023.

Council Housing

Repairs and Maintenance have been operating an emergency repairs service on Friday 10 March 2023, and will return to normal emergency repairs over the weekend. If the weather returns to normal, regular works are currently expected to begin again on Monday 13 March 2023.

Find out more about Housing on our dedicated webpage.

Homelessness and rough sleepers

On Monday 6 March 2023, the Council’s Homelessness Service activated SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) and this will continue to operate over this weekend. Early outreach has been conducted by the Council Rough Sleeper Team, at all reported locations and we are confident that offers of accommodation and support have been made to those who were located and wanting to engage with the team.

If you are concerned about someone that you have seen sleeping rough, please notify the Homelessness team by phoning 01709 336009 or by emailing between the hours of 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Between 5pm and 8.30am please call the homeless out of hours service on 07748143170

If possible, please call us whilst you are in the area of the rough sleeper or alternatively call and let us know the location, description of anyone rough sleeping in your area.

School closures

The decision to close a school will be taken by the headteacher at an individual school. If school closures are happening, you will be notified directly by your child's school.

See school closures

Rotherham Parks

All car parks for Rotherham parks are closed on Friday 10 March 2023.

Depending on the icy conditions expected, car parks at Rotherham parks will be open over the weekend (Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March 2023) but there may be a delay in opening times.

Rotherham Libraries

Due to the inclement weather, some of our Libraries are closed today, Friday 10 March 2023, including:

  • Rawmarsh

  • Thorpe Hesley

  • Thurcroft

  • Kiveton

  • Aston

  • Kimberworth (due to open at 1.30

Other sites remain open. All sites will be open as usual on Saturday 11 March 2023.

The Home Library Service and Schools loan service will also not be visiting.

Herringthorpe Stadium

Herrignthorpe Stadium is currently closed.

Rotherham Theatres

Rotherham Theatre is open. Please go to the Rotherham Theatres website for more information.

Clifton Park Museum

Clifton Park Museum, Archives and the Walker Cafe are closed today, Friday 10 March 2023, due to the bad weather. Keep up to date by following Clifton Park Museum's Facebook page.

Further updates

Weather Forecast Information

You can keep up to date with the weather at:

[Page last updated: 5:40pm, 10 March 2023]