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Empingham Parish Council

Serving the people of Empingham

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Clerk: Mrs Rowan Scholtz
9 Highfield Close, Empingham
Rutland LE15 8QB

Tel: 01780 460557

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Latest News

Weather Conditions/RCC Update

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:20 by Rowan Scholtz

Just to update you further in view of the weather; gritters worked continually throughout last night to treat and clear primary and secondary routes, including those through villages.

We had very little snow overnight compared to yesterday but farmers and gritters with ploughs are working to clear drifts caused by fallen snow blowing across the roads. More »

Changing winds are making this difficult and unpredictable but we're working to keep the main routes around the county clear.

Live traffic information, including details of congestion and road closures is available online at: https://roadworks.org

Paths in town centres are also being gritted and cleared daily so residents can continue to get around on foot.

We have a number of schools closed in the county due the bad weather – details of which are confirmed on our website.

It is down to individual schools and headmasters as to whether or not to open when the weather is bad. It's also down to schools to keep parents informed and let them know what's happening so please check with your child's school if you are unsure about whether or not they are open.

Green Waste collections and collections along our Farms and Lodges route were cancelled today due to the snow. Crews are collecting as many black bins as possible in Oakham today, which is the scheduled collection.

We will be catching up on missed collections over the weekend (weather permitting) and are asking people to leave any unemptied bins out so that we can return to collect them as soon as possible.

The latest weather forecasts can be viewed on the Met Office website: www.metoffice.gov.uk A summary is also provided below:


Cloudy this afternoon with outbreaks of mainly light snow. Road temperatures remaining below zero in places throughout the afternoon. Through this evening, light snow will continue for a time before dying away by midnight. Road temperatures widely below zero tonight with the strong easterly wind possibly causing some drifting of snow locally.

Further Ahead:

A band of more widespread and heavy snow is set to move north-eastwards through all areas during Friday evening, clearing to the north by the second half of Friday night. Some significant accumulations can be expected, with current expectations for a widespread 3-8cm. Drifting hazards are likely as well, particularly during the first part of the day. Drier through much of Saturday daytime, but overcast with a further spell of light sleet and snow possible later, potentially leaving some slight accumulations. Variable amounts of cloud with some spells of light sleet or snow on Sunday and Monday, but less cold than recently with no settling expected. Road temperatures will be close to if not below zero each night.

In view of the forecast we advise against all but essential travel. If your journey is not absolutely necessary please stay at home.

Please continue to check on neighbours, particularly if they are elderly or live alone.

Thank you to those who have been in contact regarding grit bins. These requests have been passed on. However, please send any further requests direct to Highways@rutland.gov.uk

Kind regards,

Mat Waik | Strategic Communications Advisor
Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 6HP » Less

Weather Conditions

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:37 by Rowan Scholtz

Rutland saw some very heavy snow overnight with drifts along a number of routes.

Roads were gritted twice last night and local farmers brought in to help clear accumulations in the early hours.

Gritters have been back out this morning to re-treat priority routes and assist stranded vehicles and will be working on secondary routes this afternoon. More »

Git bins can be used to treat local access points away from the main gritting routes. Please let us know if these need to be re-stocked at any point.

Footpaths and market places in Oakham and Uppingham were also treated and cleared this morning.

Due to weather conditions, it is not possible to safely carry out household waste or recycling collections today. We apologise to residents for any inconvenience and ask that any bins due to be collected are left out. Collections will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

A Yellow Weather Warning remains in place for the East Midlands with further snow showers forecast throughout the week and into the weekend. As always, the very latest forecasting information is available via the Met Office: www.metoffice.gov.uk

People are asked to continue to follow relevant public health advice on staying warm and well during severe cold weather and to check on any elderly or vulnerable neighbours: www.nhs.uk/Livewell/winterhealth/Pages/KeepWarmKeepWell.aspx

In light of some disruption on the roads this morning we would also remind people to take extra care when travelling.

Drivers are reminded that we cannot keep roads clear of snow and ice at all times and to drive carefully – particularly early in the morning when low temperatures and minimal traffic make salt less effective.

Further guidance on driving in snow can be found on the RAC website: www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/winter-driving/driving-in-snow

Kind regards,

Mat Waik | Strategic Communications Advisor
Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 6HP » Less

Loves Lane Road Closure

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00 by Rowan Scholtz

The effect of the order will be that during the dates specified below all vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding
along the length of road known as Loves Lane from Main Street for 180 metres.
The work will consist of removing and relaying high friction surfacing and will be undertaken by Tarmac on behalf of
Rutland County Council.
The duration of the Closure shall be for a maximum period of six months from 1st February 2018 or until the works are
It is anticipated the works will take 2 days. The closure shall come into force when the appropriate signs and diversion
route are erected on site.
The duration of the Closure shall be as follows: from 1st February 2018 until 2nd February 2018
The alternative route during the closure will be via the route shown on the attached plan (also available to view at the
Council Office) and/or as shown on roadworks.org
The alternative route during the closure will be via the following streets: Main Street, Grantham Lane, Horn Lane & Loves
Lane with a reciprocal route.
Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises whilst the work is being carried out.
Any queries More »