Winter weather of snow and ice can cause disruption to services, transport and affect access to communities within Merthyr Tydfil.
The Highways Department has drawn up a Winter Maintenance Plan which covers Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council’s response to winter weather, specifically low temperatures and heavy snowfall.
The aim of the plan is to facilitate and coordinate Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council’s assistance to Merthyr Tydfil’s communities during winter weather.
If you require further information or wish to contact the Local Resilience Unit please use the details below:
Local Resilience Unit
Unit 5, Triangle Business Park,
Tel No: 01685 725162/725462
The Council’s Out of Hours and Emergency telephone number is 01685 385231
Please note: that this page will only be updated on a daily basis in the event of severe weather or where there any changes to services within the County Borough.
In the event of any closures or changes to services due to adverse weather, this page will be amended and updated with relevant details and the last update date.
Where you can view all our latest updates, on:
Highways Information, Winter Maintenance & Gritting
We are working hard to grit and clear as much snow as possible throughout the County Borough, in accordance with our 'Whiteout Plan'.Main footpaths and side streets are being cleared today. As you can appreciate, to do all areas in the County Borough will take time. In the meantime, if you wish to clear any snow / ice, please follow the tips on how to safely do this by selecting the following link:
Clearing snow and ice
If you notice a grit bin that needs filling, please contact 01685 725138 or e-mail email@example.com
Last Updated: 8.54am 25th January 2013
Recycling and Refuse
Collections will be made today if Fridays are your normal collection day, provided it is safe for us to get to properties. All catch up collections are continuing, again in the areas that are accessible. Please bear with us during this time. Your co-operation and patience is appreciated.
Last Updated: 8.54am 25th January 2013
Civic Centre - Payments
Cash desk and customer services are currently open as normal 8.30am to 5pm.
Last Updated: 8.55am 25th January 2013
Meals on Wheels
Restricted service today. Please expect delays in delivery due to the current weather conditions and contact the service for queries on 01685 723466.
Last Updated: 10.24am 23rd January, 2013
Social Care & Welfare Services
Victoria House and Sandbrook House are all currently open as normal.
Thomastown House is currently open as normal.
Glendere, Park View and LLysfaen are all open as normal.
Home Support is operational with cover in Continuing Social Care and in Initial Support Services at the Health Park. Independent sector home care providers have not reported any problems with making calls.
Duty desk is covered and working and Mental Health socialwork cover is also in place.
Safeguarding team is also covered today.
Day Services - Ty Gwyn Newydd, Ty Cwm and Learning disability and Mental health day services at the Health Park all have staff available but no service users due to transport problems.
Last updated: 10.19am 22 January 2013
All our cemeteries are open however there is no access for vehicles. The pedestrian gates are currently open, but please be mindful of the deep snow and icy conditions in most areas throughout the cemeteries.
Last Updated: 10.03am 23rd January, 2013
All staff have been redirected to gritting duties therefore no street cleansing in operation today.
Last Updated: 10.19am 23rd January, 2013
Registrar Offices / Services
The registration service is operating as usual today.
Last Updated: 8.56am 25th January 2013
All Council buildings are currently open today.
Last Updated: 10.18am 23rd January 2013
There are no committee meetings scheduled for today. Customers are advised to contact Democratic Services beforehand in case there are last minute changes to arrangements for any meetings this week: 01685 725464
Last Updated: 9.58am 24th January 2013
Sports & Community Centres / Playing Fields & Artificial Turf Pitches
Please note that The Grove ATP, the Pen-y-Dre facility and Cae Mari Dwn are all currently closed due to the adverse weather conditions and will remain closed for the rest of the week.
We will post an update on their status on Monday. All other Council-run community centres throughout the County Borough are open as normal.
Last updated: 10.07am 25th January 2013
All parks in the County Borough are currently open as normal.
Last updated: 8.55am 25th January 2013
There are no events planned for today.
Last updated: 10.25am 24th January 2013
Libraries & Mobile Library Service
All main libraries are open as normal today. The Mobile Library and Home Links Service are operating a restricted service today. If you have any queries, please contact 01685 353480.
Last updated: 10.01am, 24th January 2013
All schools are open in the County Borough today. Details on school closures can be accessed via the following link: School closures.
Last updated: 8.56.am, 25th January 2013
Tourist Information Centre
Open today as normal.