Last updated 18.07.22 12:020
A rare Level 4 Heat Health Alert has been issued by the Met Office and UKHSA – extreme heat is forecast for Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th of July.
We would advise residents to see our online options or call us for enquiries instead of attending our offices in person. You can also contact us on social media for an easier way to get in touch.
Refuse and Recycling
Collection crews will be starting an hour early on Tuesday 19th (6am) to avoid the worst heat of the day. Please present your refuse and recycling containers the evening before for the early collection.
Collections may take longer than usual - this is for the safety of our crews as they take longer breaks to avoid the heat. Our collection crews are working hard during current extreme weather - please be patient with collection times. You can report missed collections here.
Transport in the Borough
C2C are advising passengers to only travel if absolutely necessary. See Latest C2C Tweets .
First Essex are advising residents using buses to take water when travelling, wear loose clothing, keep windows open and to seek assistance from the driver if you feel unwell onboard. See Latest First Essex Tweets .