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Winter weather update


As we move into the autumn and winter period, we share some useful information and advice on the impact any bad weather may have on local services.

Bad weather affects some of the services we deliver, such as your waste and recycling collections. Please bear with us if there are any delays. We'll keep you up-to-date via Twitter and Facebook.

Some of your local services are delivered by North Yorkshire County Council - including schools and highways.

The Met Office has launched their Weather Ready campaign and helpful advice and tips can be found on their website. They have also produced a helpful "Are you weather ready" guide available here (PDF, 1 page, 705kb)

The NHS has advice on how to keep yourself well and your home warm during winter.

Frozen pipe advice from Yorkshire Water

Cold snaps can cause water in supply pipes to freeze which could then leave homes in the area without water. When the water freezes it expands and can cause pipes to crack then as temperatures begin to rise the ice will melt and inevitably escape through the crack.

A small minority of homes are more likely to have their external pipes freeze if their supply pipes are not underground. As the pipes are exposed, it’s important residents do all they can to stop their pipes from freezing up.

Customers are advised to take the simple steps below to make their homes winter-ready:

  • Protect all exposed pipe work, cisterns, tanks, taps and water meters in unheated areas with waterproof foam lagging or insulation
  • Know where the stop tap is located at the property in case it needs to be turned off in an emergency. The main stop tap is usually found at the point where the pipe work enters the premises, often it is under the kitchen sink
  • Make sure you keep a plumber’s number handy in case of an emergency
  • Keep homes warm - set central heating on a low heat or a 24-hour constant setting. If you're going away on holiday tell a neighbour or friend so that they can check to make sure there have been no burst pipes

We recommend that any customers who have additional needs sign up to our vulnerable customer register .


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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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