Cold weather warning

There is a possibility that it could snow between Friday 16 March – Sunday 18 March. 

The council's emergency procedures are in place and gritting vehicles are ready if needed. 

Every year Ealing Council works with Transport for London, the other London boroughs, the City of London and emergency services to put plans in place in the event of severe winter weather. Severe weather can sometimes result in council services being disrupted, for this reason residents are reminded to keep up to date by following Ealing Council on twitter. 

The council is also asking residents to be good neighbours if the cold weather continues by checking that elderly or vulnerable people in their area are safe, warm and have essential supplies. Read more about keeping warm and well in the winter

Residents who are concerned about keeping their homes warm can call Ealing Healthy Homes (formerly COSIE) helpline to receive tips and information on how to keep their homes warm and their energy bills down. Additional support is also available for those who are struggling to pay their energy bills. Residents can call the Ealing Healthy Homes freephone number on 0800 083 2265 between Monday-Friday, from 9.30am until 5.30pm. 

Anyone who is concerned about someone sleeping rough during the cold weather – or at any other time – can report it using the national Streetlink website or by calling 0300 500 0914. The information will be sent to the local St Mungo’s outreach service, which is contracted by the council to contact and help rough sleepers. Please give as much information as possible about the location at which the person is sleeping.  

Londoners and visitors to the city are reminded to check before they travel during any severe cold weather period, and to allow extra journey time where necessary. Passengers can check before travelling by visiting Transport for London's website or following @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.