Storm Eunice Update

Schools advised to close and waste collections cancelled as weather warning changed to red.

Reading’s weather warning from the Met Office has this morning, Friday 18 February, been changed to Red.

As a result:

Waste collections

Waste and recycling collections were suspended for the day around 9am. Some bins were already emptied this morning prior to the weather warning forcing the cancellation of today’s service.

If you were due a collection today but we couldn’t get to you before the round was suspended, please leave your bin out from Monday morning (21 February) as we will be working additional hours to clear the backlog over the course of next week.

Schools

The recommendation from both Brighter Futures for Children and Reading Borough Council is that, where possible, all schools and education settings in Reading should close today. Parents should make their own decisions on whether to send children to school, but should check with the school if it will be open.

Re3 recycling centre in Reading

The re3 recycling centre in Reading is also closed for today.

Non-essential travel should be avoided.

Road resurfacing

Road resurfacing scheduled for today in Addison Road, Ross Road, Green Acre Mount and Recreation Road will now take place on Monday.

Libraries

All Reading libraries will be closed on Friday 18 February.

Coronavirus testing

The lateral flow testing site at the Town Hall, and Reading’s walk-through PCR testing sites, will be closed on Friday 18 February.

Latest weather information

For the latest information on Storm Eunice please visit the Met Office website (this opens in a new tab).