Updates from North Neighbourhood Manager


North Neighbourhood Winter Weather Updates

During periods of particularly bad / severe weather we will post neighbourhood update information on our response to local weather related issues below.

Be prepared

The best way to help yourself and your community is to be prepared for winter weather. Information on how to get ready for winter is available from the Council website's winter weather pages.

For urgent out of hours enquiries please call 0131 200 2000.

Kind Regards

Peter Strong, North Neighbourhood Manager

Information for Severe Weather situations in the City of Edinburgh Area

Please check the City of Edinburgh Council's Winter Weather pages for more detailed information on salt bin locations, road treatment priorities, road, school and library closures, interruptions to waste collections and alternative collection arrangements. Any emergency information will be available on the Winter Weather pages.


The Council's edintravel twitter account provides real time travel news.


North Severe Weather local updates.

12 March 2013

With the snowfall over the last couple of days Council staff have been busy each morning making sure that pavements in agreed priority locations - outside schools, GPs' surgeries, hospitals, bus stops, sheltered housing, shops - are kept gritted and free from snow and ice.  We hope we've got all locations covered but if you know of somewhere that should be a priority and hasn't been done please contact Mandy Rudden  at the North Office  on 529 5011 or email mandy.rudden@edinburgh.gov.uk  and she'll look into it for you.

The Council's city-wide gritting teams have been doing a great job in keeping the main routes free of snow and ice, and are now moving onto Priority 2 locations.  Father information on  gritting routes    can be found on the Council's website.  They've also treated the North Edinburgh cycleway.  Once these locations have been treated, and if there is no further bad weather, they'll be able to look at roads and pavements within housing estates.  If you're aware of any particular problem areas in your neighbourhood please contact Mandy so that she can pass on details to the gritting team.      

There has been some disruption to Waste collection in other parts of the city, but no weather related problems have been reported within Forth or Inverleith.  

Overall in Forth and Inverleith it's business as usual, with the local office at  8 West Pilton Gardens and libraries all operating normally. 

For the most up to date information on the Council's winter weather response please check the Council's website www.edinburgh.gov.uk/winterweather , and for real time travel news see the Council's edintravel twitter account  edintravel twitter account