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SNOW UPDATE - Schools closed and bin collections cancelled

Snow around Winslow.Sledging in Home Close (Winslow Hall).
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Snow around Winslow.Sledging in Home Close (Winslow Hall). 130120M-A550

Young people were treated to an extra day to play in the snow as most schools in the Advertiser and Review region took the decision to remain closed today, Monday, January 21.

There was no repeat of Friday afternoon’s traffic chaos during today’s rush hour as many people decided to work from home, but many schools cited dangerous travelling conditions, especially on rural roads, for their closure.

Councils are also reporting disruption to waste and recycling collections.

Northants County Council cancelled its school bus network, and on its list of closed schools a spokesman for Paulerspury CofE Primary said: “The safety of our families and staff is paramount, so stay home and stay safe.”

However students sitting GCSE and A Level exams at Sponne School in Towcester and Elizabeth Woodville School in Deanshanger have been asked to make their way into school.

Buckinghamshire County Council reported 166 schools closed for the day and by mid morning The Buckingham School was also considering the impact the weather may have on tomorrow’s lessons. A school statement on the BCC site said: “We are unable to make a decision about Tuesday 22nd at this present time.

“Bus services may not be able to run in certain villages but we hope to update you as soon as possible.”

And while the Royal Latin School in Buckingham is also closed today it is expecting GCSE and A Level student sitting exams to make their way and is planning to reopen on Tuesday.

The story was the same in Cherwell, with Langford Village Community Primary School citing the failure of its boiler.

To keep updated with school closures visit the respective county council website -

www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/schoolclosures

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/school-closures

www.buckscc.gov.uk/sites/bcc/emergency_planning/winter.page

Today’s waste and recyling collections were also cancelled throughout the region.

A statement on the Aylesbury Vale District Council website said: “Whilst the main roads are clear, the roads and pavements in rural areas (particularly the side roads) are icy which is not only dangerous for the crews but for other road users.

“And with many of the schools closed and children playing in the snow, it’s especially hazardous.”

Click on the links below for updates on how the weather is affecting district council services.

www.southnorthants.gov.uk

www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

www.cherwell.gov.uk

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