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School closures, bin collections and gritting updates

The UK is currently experiencing severe weather conditions.

As a result, the Met Office has issued a number of weather warnings, with Barnet likely to experience more snow and icy conditions this week.

For localised information on any changes to services in Barnet please see below. For all further weather warnings please visit the Met Office.

For advice and assistance to help Barnet residents keep warm and well this winter please click here.
 

UPDATE - FRIDAY 2 MARCH

School closures

Following the adverse weather, we have been advised that the following schools will not be closed today. Parents should contact their children's schools for further information.

All SEN Transport is cancelled
 

Nursery Schools

• Moss Hall Nursery
 

Primary Schools

• All Saints’ N20
• Annunciation Infant
• Annunciation Junior
• Ashmole Primary
• Barnfield
• Bell Lane
• Brookland Infants
• Chalgrove
• Church Hill
• Colindale
• Coppetts Wood
• Courtland 
• Cromer Road
• Deansbrook Infant
• Deansbrook Junior
• Dollis Infant
• Dollis Junior
• Edgware Primary
• Etz Chaim
• Fairway
• Grasvenor Avenue
• Holly Park
• Holy Trinity
• Manorside
• Mathilda Marks-Kennedy
• Moss Hall Infant
• Moss Hall Junior
• Queenswell Infant
• Queenswell Junior 
• Rosh Pinah
• Sacred Heart
• St Agnes
• St Andrew’s
• St John’s N20
• St Joseph’s
• St Theresa’s
• St Vincent’s
• Sunnyfields
• Tudor
• Underhill
• Wessex Gardens
• Whitings Hill
• Woodcroft

Secondary

• Archer Academy
• Hendon School
• JCOSS
• Whitefield

All-through schools

• St. Mary’s and St John’s
• Wren Academy

Special schools

• Oak Lodge
• Mapledown
• Oakleigh School
• Northway School

 

Road gritting

Our gritters were out gritting roads at midnight last night and again this morning. As well as our routine gritting runs for the priority network we have also responded to many individual requests for assistance from residents, hospitals and schools.

To make us aware of other requests please continue to email: highwayscorrespondence@barnet.gov.uk

More snow showers are expected this afternoon and our team will be treating the roads in preparation of the snow fall.

The operational teams are also responding to individual requests for both road and footway gritting for specific areas of concern. To make such as request please email: highwayscorrespondence@barnet.gov.uk

Transport for London (TfL) have also been in contact to outline their response to the conditions on their network: TfL has 11,000 tonnes of salt in strategically-located hubs around London and a fleet of 39 road gritters, as well as gritting quad bikes and flatbed trucks to keep the roads, pavements and cycle paths clear.

We will continue to monitor the weather data.

Hand gritting crews are also working in and around town centres and transport hubs to treat footways.

We prioritise key routes within the Barnet network for our gritting activities into Priority One and Priority Two routes. Our aim is to salt the 10 Priority One routes before forecasted ice or frost occurs. Priority is given to clearing snow and ice from areas where people are most at risk such as near schools and busier footways.

Once traffic on the priority network is flowing freely, all available resources are deployed to treat the Priority Two roads across the borough.

While working within these priorities, every effort is made to respond to individual requests for assistance received from residents and commuters. This can be done via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

For more information on our gritting services click here.

Grit bins

Street scene staff have been refilling grit bins and will continue to do so to enable grit spreading as required.

We have placed grit bins at more than 450 known trouble spots and steep locations so highway users can assist themselves. You're welcome to use grit from any of Barnet’s grit bins to grit public roads and footpaths. Please do not use on private property.

For more information on our gritting services click here.

Street scene

All recycling and waste collection teams are out and attempting to collect where it is safe to do so, but in some roads it may not be possible to collect today. Collections not able to be made are being recorded and rescheduled. If your bin is not collected please leave it out and we will collect them as soon as possible.

Garden waste collections scheduled for March 1, 2 and 3 have been cancelled to enable the service to clear refuse, recycling and food waste collections that could not be carried out previously due to weather conditions.

We will not be able to collect these green bins until the next scheduled collection (i.e. in two weeks time). Apologies for any inconvenience.

All Passenger Transport Services, and users individually notified, have been cancelled for today.

Usual street cleaning duties are currently suspended. Resources have been diverted to clearing snow and gritting footways, starting with our town centres and other high footfall areas and hot-spots.

Rough sleeping

Due to the extreme cold temperatures and snowfall, we have enacted our Severe Weather Emergency Protocol and accommodation is available to all rough sleepers whilst the temperatures remains below zero.

Rough sleepers should be directed to Homeless Action in Barnet, a homeless day centre at 36B Woodhouse Road London N12 0RG , T: 020 8446 8400 to be verified, who will then direct them to Barnet House to be provided with accommodation.

For more information, click here

Heating

Residents who have issues with boilers should consider whether they need to unthaw the condenser pipe themselves rather than call out a plumber.

For more information on where you can look for assistance to ensure they you are using recommended traders visit: 

www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk
trustedtraders.which.co.uk
www.trustatrader.com

 

UPDATE - THURSDAY 1 MARCH

School closures

Following the adverse weather, we have been advised that the following schools will not be open tomorrow, Friday 2 March. Parents should contact their children's schools for further information.

Primary Schools

• Barnfield
• Colindale
• Deansbrook Infants and Juniors
• Edgware Primary
• Holy Trinity
•Grasvenor Avenue Infant School
• Queenswell Infant
• Queenswell Junior
• Sacred Heart
• St Vincent’s
• Whitings Hill
• Underhill School and Children's Centre

All-through Schools

• Wren Academy

Special Schools

• Mapledown
• Northway School
• Oak Lodge
• Oakleigh School
• SEN Transport 

The following schools confirmed at 12pm that are closed for today are as follows:

Children's Centres

• Parkfield
• The Hyde
• Childs Hill
• Bell Lane
• The Fairway

Primary

• Annunciation Infant
• Annunciation Junior
• Ashmole Primary
• Bell Lane
• Blessed Dominic
• Brookland Infants
• Brookland Juniors
• Brunswick Park
• Childs Hill
• Cromer Road
• Fairway
• Hyde
• Moss Hall Nursery
• Moss Hall Infant
• Moss Hall Junior
• Rimon
• St. Agnes
• St Josephs
• Trent
• Tudor
• Wessex Gardens

Secondary

• Christ College (for KS3 pupils)
• The Compton
• St. James’
• Archer Academy (partly open - late start)
• Christ College (open for KS4 and 5 from 10am-2pm)
• Copthall (open from 9.35am)
• Friern Barnet (open from 9.45am)
• QE Girls (starting late)
 
Special Educational Needs
 

• Mapledown School
• Northway School
• Oak Lodge School
• Oakleigh School

All-through schools (4-16 years old)

• St Mary's and St John's CE School

Road gritting

Our gritters applied grit to our 10 priority routes last night and again this morning at 4am. At 10am our gritters deployed to apply a further 34 tonnes of grit to the priority routes and were out again at 1pm. 

The operational teams are also responding to individual requests for both road and footway gritting for specific areas of concern. To make such as request please email: highwayscorrespondence@barnet.gov.uk

Transport for London (TfL) have also been in contact to outline their response to the conditions on their network: TfL has 11,000 tonnes of salt in strategically-located hubs around London and a fleet of 39 road gritters, as well as gritting quad bikes and flatbed trucks to keep the roads, pavements and cycle paths clear.

We will continue to monitor the weather data.

Hand gritting crews are also working in and around town centres and transport hubs to treat footways.

We prioritise key routes within the Barnet network for our gritting activities into Priority One and Priority Two routes. Our aim is to salt the 10 Priority One routes before forecasted ice or frost occurs. Priority is given to clearing snow and ice from areas where people are most at risk such as near schools and busier footways.

Once traffic on the priority network is flowing freely, all available resources are deployed to treat the Priority Two roads across the borough.

While working within these priorities, every effort is made to respond to individual requests for assistance received from residents and commuters. This can be done via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

For more information on our gritting services click here.

Grit bins

Street scene staff have been refilling grit bins and will continue to do so to enable grit spreading as required.

We have placed grit bins at more than 450 known trouble spots and steep locations so highway users can assist themselves. You're welcome to use grit from any of Barnet’s grit bins to grit public roads and footpaths. Please do not use on private property.

For more information on our gritting services click here.

Street scene

All recycling and waste collection teams are out and attempting to collect where it is safe to do so, but in some roads it may not be possible to collect today. Collections not able to be made are being recorded and rescheduled. If your bin is not collected please leave it out and we will collect them as soon as possible.

Garden waste collections scheduled for March 1, 2 and 3 have been cancelled to enable the service to clear refuse, recycling and food waste collections that could not be carried out previously due to weather conditions.

We will not be able to collect these green bins until the next scheduled collection (i.e. in two weeks time). Apologies for any inconvenience.

All Passenger Transport Services, and users individually notified, have been cancelled for today. Passenger Transport Service provision for tomorrow will be reviewed following the weather update this afternoon.

Usual street cleaning duties are currently suspended. Resources have been diverted to clearing snow and gritting footways, starting with our town centres and other high footfall areas and hot-spots.

Rough sleeping

Due to the extreme cold temperatures and snowfall, we have enacted our Severe Weather Emergency Protocol and accommodation is available to all rough sleepers whilst the temperatures remains below zero.

Rough sleepers should be directed to Homeless Action in Barnet, a homeless day centre at 36B Woodhouse Road London N12 0RG , T: 020 8446 8400 to be verified, who will then direct them to Barnet House to be provided with accommodation.

For more information, click here

 

UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY

School closures

Following the adverse weather, we have been advised that the following schools will not open today. Parents should contact their children's schools for further information.

The following schools confirmed at 12.30pm today that they are closing early:

Nursery

• Moss Hall Nursery
 

Primary

• Brunswick Park Primary School
• Chalgrove Primary School
• Dollis Junior School
• Menorah Foundation School
• Millbrook Park Primary School
• Moss Hall Infant School
• Moss Hall Junior School
• St John’s CE Primary School
• St Mary's CE Primary School
• Tudor Primary School

Secondary

• Christ’s College Finchley
• Copthall School
• Whitefield School
• Finchley Catholic High School
• Jewish Community Secondary School
 

All-through school (4-16 year)

• Wren Academy
• St Mary's and St John's CE School
 

Pupil Referral Unit

• The Pavilion School
 

Special Educational Needs

• Mapledown School
• Northway School
• Oak Lodge School
• Oakleigh School

Road gritting

Our gritters applied 35 tonnes of grit to our 10 priority routes yesterday.

Early this morning our priority routes were treated with a further 70 tonnes of grit at 4am and 5.30am to protect against ice formation. Another run was performed at 7.30am.

With continued snowfall, our gritters were deployed again at 12pm to treat all priority routes. Transport for London (TfL) have also been in contact to outline their response to the conditions on their network: TfL has 11,000 tonnes of salt in strategically-located hubs around London and a fleet of 39 road gritters, as well as gritting quad bikes and flatbed trucks to keep the roads, pavements and cycle paths clear.

We will continue to monitor the weather data.

Hand gritting crews are also working in and around town centres and transport hubs to treat footways.

We prioritise key routes within the Barnet network for our gritting activities into Priority One and Priority Two routes. Our aim is to salt the 10 Priority One routes before forecasted ice or frost occurs. Priority is given to clearing snow and ice from areas where people are most at risk such as near schools and busier footways.

Once traffic on the priority network is flowing freely, all available resources are deployed to treat the Priority Two roads across the borough.

While working within these priorities, every effort is made to respond to individual requests for assistance received from residents and commuters. This can be done via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

For more information on our gritting services click here.

Grit bins

Street scene staff have been refilling grit bins and will continue to do so to enable grit spreading as required.

We have placed grit bins at more than 450 known trouble spots and steep locations so highway users can assist themselves. You're welcome to use grit from any of Barnet’s grit bins to grit public roads and footpaths. Please do not use on private property.

For more information on our gritting services click here.

Street scene

All Passenger Transport Services, and users individually notified, have been cancelled for today. Passenger Transport Service provision for tomorrow will be reviewed following the weather update this afternoon.

All recycling and waste collection teams are out and attempting to collect where it is safe to do so, but in some roads it may not be possible to collect today. If your bin is not collected please leave it out and we will collection as soon as possible.

Usual street cleaning duties are currently suspended. Resources have been diverted to clearing snow and gritting footways, starting with our town centres and other high footfall areas and hot-spots.

Rough sleeping

Due to the extreme cold temperatures and snowfall, we have enacted our Severe Weather Emergency Protocol and accommodation is available to all rough sleepers whilst the temperatures remains below zero.

Rough sleepers should be directed to Homeless Action in Barnet, a homeless day centre at 36B Woodhouse Road London N12 0RG , T: 020 8446 8400 to be verified, who will then direct them to Barnet House to be provided with accommodation.

For more information, click here.

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