Local people are advised to prepare for the cold weather. Temperatures are dropping and may cause greater risk to vulnerable residents.
The council's emergency procedures are in place. Gritters are on standby and will be sent out to grit primary routes across the borough to keep main roads moving if freezing conditions are forecast.
The ice warning could mean difficult driving conditions, and unnecessary potential slips or falls, so we are urging residents to please be careful.
Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for older people, those with underlying health conditions, and young children. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.
Cold weather health risks and COVID-19
COVID-19 is likely to amplify the risks of cold weather.
The council is asking residents to be good neighbours during the cold weather by checking that elderly or vulnerable people in their area are safe, warm and have essential supplies.
Read more about keeping warm in winter
If you are concerned about a rough sleeper please alert the local authority and outreach services by making a referral to Streetlink or on 0300 500 0914. Read more on the work to support rough sleepers.