Heavy Snow affecting council services


Yellow weather warning - Ice

Yellow weather warning - Ice

Following the heavy snow from Sunday evening, 11 December, some services have been affected across the council.

Gritting took place over the weekend and throughout the night and all main roads are flowing. Gritting teams have now moved onto secondary roads and town centres. Footway gritting is being undertaken, but with freezing temperatures expected to continue, we are advising that everyone takes extra care when making journeys.

Service status:

Recycling and waste collections Due to the continuing challenging weather conditions, a number of recycling and refuse collections have not been completed this week as scheduled.

In order to focus on ensuring refuse collections can be completed as far as possible, we will prioritise refuse collections on Thursday and Friday and therefore there will be no recycling collections on these days.

We will complete any outstanding collections as soon as possible, and where this is not possible during this week we will collect next week. Please leave your bins out for collection. We apologise for any disruption or inconvenience caused.

The Community Skip locations for today (Thursday) remain stood down.

Reuse and Recycling Centre, Summers Lane: The centre is open today as normal

School closures:

  • Annunciation Inf
  • Annunciation juniors
  • Ashmole Primary academy
  • Brookland Inf
  • Brookland Juniors
  • Compton
  • Fairway
  • Finchley Catholic
  • Friern Barnet
  • Hendon
  • Holly Park
  • JCoSS
  • SMSJ
  • Oakleigh
  • Oak Lodge
  • Northway
  • Mapledown
  • Menorah Primary
  • Rosh Pinah
  • Sacred Heart
  • Saracens
  • St. Andrew the Apostle
  • St. John’s N11
  • St. Joseph’s
  • St. Mary’s and St John’s
  • St. Paul’s NW7
  • St Vincent’s
  • Summerside
  • Sunnyfields
  • Underhill
  • Whitefield
  • Woodridge

All SEN transport today cancelled due to health and safety concerns. Many drivers and Passenger Assistants unable to get to work.

Parents and guardians are advised to check with their schools to find out if they are opening.

Highways planned and non-essential works are suspended

Library opening hours are currently unaffected.

Hendon cemetery is still open and gritters have been out on the roads around it. Sand has been put outside the chapel.

All Leisure Centres are open, with some staff absence due to transport affected by snow and ice.

Barnet Homes Repairs Service is operating at a reduced capacity today, more info: Services affected due to heavy snowfall – Barnet Homes (

Gritting the roads:

  • Our fleet of 11 gritters were out gritting roads yesterday afternoon and evening, as well as the early hours of this morning.
  • Our teams will be continuing to grit and clear roads and pavements today.
  • We prioritise key routes within the Barnet network for our gritting activities into Priority One and Priority Two routes.
  • Priority One roads are pre-treated with salt/grit when snow, ice or frost may form.
  • Priority Two carriageways and Priority One footways are normally post–treated, subject to resources being available, to deal with snowfall or continued icy conditions.
  • More information about our Winter Service can be found online.

Playground closures:

  • Barfield Avenue Playground
  • Barnet Playing Fields
  • Basing Hill Park
  • Bittacy Hill Park
  • Brook Farm Open Space
  • Brookside Walk
  • Brunswick Crescent
  • Brunswick Park
  • Cherry Tree Wood
  • Childs Hill Park
  • Clitterhouse
  • Colindale Park
  • Deansbrook
  • Ducks Island Playground
  • Edgwarebury Park
  • Fairway
  • Friary Park
  • Halliwick Park
  • Hendon Park
  • Hollickwood Park
  • Kara Way (Cricklewood Play Area)
  • Lyttleton Playing Fields
  • Malcolm Park
  • Market Place Playground
  • Mill Hill Park
  • Montrose Park
  • New Southgate Recreation Ground
  • Northway Gardens
  • Oak Hill Park
  • Old Courthouse
  • Percy Road
  • Princes Park
  • Riverside Walk
  • Rushgrove Park
  • Silkstream Park
  • Stonegrove Park
  • Stoneyfields Park
  • Sturgess Park
  • Sunnyhill Park
  • Tudor Sports Ground
  • Victoria Park
  • Victoria Recreation Ground
  • Watling Park
  • West Hendon Playing Fields
  • Windsor Open Space