At this time of year, bad weather is likely to occur. May we take this opportunity to remind you of the policy.

Road gritting is planned for all major roads and transport links but smaller roads and entrance/drive ways may prove more problematic. The following link gives updates and shows maps of salt routes and bins.

https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/severeweather/salting


You may also find the following webpage useful for information on Hampshire roads during severe weather:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/severeweather

Our advice is to use your own local knowledge and assess the risk of being able to undertake and complete any journeys bearing in mind that any client picked up will also require a return journey later in the day when the conditions may have worsened. Please do not complete an AM journey if the PM journey looks unlikely to be possible. Further to this, for longer journeys across the county, please take into consideration that the weather in some areas could be considerably worse than where you're based. You can check the weather forecast at: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast

If the decision is made by yourselves that the journey cannot be safely undertaken and completed then please inform Passenger Transport Group. Depending on who you are providing transport for, the contact details are below:

Mainstream School Transport
01962 846924
[email protected]
08:30 – 17:00 (Mon-Thurs) 08:30 – 16:30 (Fri)
Voicemail service available

SEN School Transport (including transport to Education Centres)
01962 845327
[email protected]
07:00 – 17:00
Voicemail service available

Children’s Services Transport Team (Social Care trips)
01962 846570
[email protected]
08:00 – 17:00
Out of hours number (for Social Care trips only) 0300 555 1373

School Escorts only
01962 845210 or 01962 845796
[email protected] AND
[email protected]
07:00 – 17:00
Voicemail service available

Adult Services Transport Team
01962 845184
[email protected]
08:00 – 17:00
Voicemail service available; Out of hours number (for Social Care trips only) 0300 555 1373

Community Transport (including taxishares)
01962 846785
[email protected]
08:30 – 17:00
Voicemail service available

We will inform you as soon as possible of any cancellations and closures of which we become aware. For school closures please see the link below:
http://www.hants.gov.uk/education/schoolclosures/

Local radio stations can also be a good source of information regarding school closures in bad weather conditions.

We will also seek to publish closures on Intend.

It might also be worth keeping an eye out for the following link for any road closures or incidents: http://www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information/

Thank you very much for your help.