Severe weather

Severe weather

Whatever the weather, you can find out how it's affecting our services here.

Weather clouds

What do you want to find out about?

We've also got information about getting ready for winter to help you stay safe, well and warm, how to cope in heatwaves, as well as how to prepare for emergencies, to help you make plans for what to do when extreme weather comes.

Bins and waste collections

When it's windy, if you can, put your bin against a wall or hedge where it will be more sheltered - but make sure it's still easy for our crew to see and get to when they come to empty it.

Bring your bin in as soon as you can after it's been emptied - empty bins are more likely to blow over, they could get broken and could cause an obstruction in the road.

Find out more about bins and recycling, including clinical collections, commercial and bulky waste.


To find out if your local bus service is affected by the weather please contact:

Stagecoach Chesterfield

Hulleys of Baslow

National Express

TM Travel

Trent Barton

You can also find information about local bus services and timetables on the Traveline East Midlands website.

Car parks

When gritting car parks we always start with Soresby Street, Rose Hill, Holywell Cross (Donut) and making the route to the Beetwell Street car park accessible. After that we will switch to gritting and clearing other car parks and main footpaths routes in the town centre.

Find out about our car parks, locations and charges.


Our Careline support service is taking phone calls as normal.

Find out more about our Careline response service.

Clearing snow from pavements

The website has lots of useful information about safely clearing the road or pavement outside your home.

Council offices and meetings

Find opening times for our offices and locations.

See dates and times for meetings this month, and subscribe for email updates.

Crematorium and cemetery

Our cemetery and crematorium are operating as normal.

You can also contact us to find out if a service you are due to attend will still be held.

Derbyshire Prepared

The Derbyshire Prepared website provides information and advice to help you better prepare if there was an emergency in the county.

If an emergency happens they will publish information about what is happening, how it is being dealt with and what you should do.


If you suffer flooding, want to find out about sandbags, or want to know how to try and prevent flooding to your property, you may need help or advice on what to do next. Find out more here.

See the flood information service for the latest flood warnings for our area.

If you live in a council property, find out about contacting our repairs team here.

Get ready for winter

'Get ready for winter' from the Met Office brings together lots of useful information from the Government and voluntary sector to help you stay well, travel safely and take care of your home in winter.

Gritting and snow clearance

Derbyshire County Council is responsible for our roads during bad weather.

Find out about:

You can also find out about the snow warden scheme.


Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know. Find out how to cope in hot weather on the website.


If you are in an emergency homeless situation outside office hours or see anyone who is please contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190, or Pathways on 01246 498209.

Housing repairs

Find out how to report a repair (including emergency repairs) here.

Leisure centres

Our leisure centres are open as normal. 

You can find out the latest updates from the Healthy Living Centre and Queen's Park Sports Centre on Facebook, or follow @CBCleisure on X (formerly Twitter).

Find out more about the Healthy Living Centre and Queen's Park Sports Centre.

Markets and Market Hall

Our market should be open as usual this week. 

Find out about our markets and Chesterfield market hall.

Pavements shopping centre

The Pavements shopping centre is open as normal.

Find out more about the Pavements shopping centre including opening hours, news and offers.

Power cuts

Call 105 or 0800 678 3105 for emergency information about power cuts.

You can also get the latest updates about power cuts in your area on the National Grid website.

Road closures

Find out about road closures affecting our area on the Derbyshire County Council website.


Up-to-date details of local school closures are published on the Derbyshire County Council website.

Sign up here to receive email alerts of school closures in Chesterfield.

Theatres and venues

Find out more about the Winding Wheel on the Chesterfield Theatres website. You can also see more about Hasland Village Hall on our Chesterfield venues site.

Traffic and travel

Here are some useful links to local and national travel information:

The AA travel news

Bus services

Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport

East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Railway

National Highways (formerly the Highways Agency)

Manchester Airport

National Express

National Rail



The BBC weather forecast for Chesterfield shows the forecast in our local area for the next few days along with any weather warnings issued for Derbyshire.

On the Met Office website you can check the latest local and national severe weather warnings and sign up to receive email alerts.

See the flood information service for the latest flood warnings for our area.

Anything else?

If you need any advice, help or guidance that isn't covered here, please contact us online or call 01246 345345 and we'll do our best to help.

You can also keep up to date with how our services are affected by the weather by liking our page on Facebook or following @ChesterfieldBC on X (formerly Twitter).


Last updated on 09/07/2024