The Met Office has an amber and red weather warning in place across the south today (Friday 18/2/22) until 9pm tonight due to extremely strong winds. These could go above 60mph locally.
An amber warning means that flying debris, road closures, delays to public transport, fallen trees and power cuts are likely. Ensure any garden furniture or items stored outside are moved inside or secured. You can read advice on staying safe in a stormon the Met Office website.
At the time of writing, Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) said that all waste collections are going ahead as normal. Ensure your recycling bags are tightly sealed when you put them out. Please get your bags, caddies and garden waste bins in quickly if you’re at home and are able to do so.
You can keep an eye on the Met Office weather warnings for more information. Any information on powercuts can be found on the SSEN website. Repairs to council houses can be reported by phone using the numbers on WBC’s webpages.
The Council’s teams are on standby to help with urgent issues. Report an issue with a tree or report an issue with a blocked road on its website. If it’s urgent, which would mean it is very likely to present an imminent threat to life or serious injury or serious damage to property, call 0118 974 6000 and select the ‘highways’ option 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
The Council has also activated its Severe Weather Emergency Protocol. If you are homeless, or are aware of someone sleeping rough, emergency beds are available during this cold weather. Contact the team on its free support line 0118 974 6000 (during office hours) or 0800 212 111 (outside of office hours).
If issues happen outside normal working hours (9am to 5pm) call 0800 212 111 out of hours – Monday to Friday 5pm to 9am, weekend days and public holiday. Only call this number If there is a danger to life, property or major disruption, it’s not for updates or reporting issues again.