Keep up to date with the latest news from Herefordshire council during the severe weather

LIVE UPDATES 13 December

14:20 School and school transport alerts are starting to come through - please follow these on 

School Alerts   School Transport Alerts 


14:18 Libraries update

Peterchurch library will be closing at 3 p.m. today

10:10 HARC

HARC is open and the car park is accessible with care


09:43 Household Recycling Centres

Ledbury Household Waste site is open to day as normal


08:49 Household Recycling Centres

Rotherwas and Leominster household recycling centres are open today


08:20 Bus update

Lugg Valley

498 Bucknell – Hereford - will be running  (Wednesday only bus)


08:03 Hereford Academy Update

The Hereford Academy will be open on Wednesday 13th December 2017 to students from Years 7, 10 and 11 ONLY from 10.00am.

We expect to be open fully on Thursday 14th December 2017.

Please check school  website and facebook pages for updates.

07:58 Bus updates

74 – Newton Farm running as normal.

75 – going into Hunderton but not able to access Whittern Way.

72 – running into Moor Farm but not going via Westfaling Street.

412 running to Garway.

440 not running

437 Tillington not running to Burghill

492 going into Wellington but not able to access Risbury or Litmarsh.

600 running

675  running via Colwall for the rest of this week

Yeomans and Lugg Valley are going to attempt all routes tomorrow


07:29 Rubbish and Recycling update

Rubbish & recycling collections are being carried out as normal today, Wednesday 13th December. Due to snowy and icy conditions in some areas and streets collections may not be possible. If your collection does not take place today please take your rubbish or recycling back in and place out again on Wednesday 27th December.

If time allows today collection crews will be returning to accessible areas that were due collections on Monday and Tuesday. If your collection was due on Monday or Tuesday please place your rubbish or recycling out for collection today.

If your collection does not take place by the end of Friday 15th December please take it back in and place out on your next scheduled collection day. In these instances we will take additional rubbish up to a maximum of 4 black sacks. If you have additional recycling please use clear or transparent sacks and label ‘RECYCLING.’

Trade collections – these are taking place across Hereford City only today.

Bulky collections – attempts will be made for all collections from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Clinical – collections are being made for both today and any that were due for collection on Monday.

06:50 Confirmation of school opening

The Hereford Academy will be open on Wednesday 13th December to students from Years 7, 10 and 11 ONLY from 10.00am.

A final decision will be made in the morning about other years groups.

We have been working hard all day trying to clear the school site of snow and ice.

We are hoping that conditions over night will thaw things out considerably. Therefore a decision will be made in the morning at approximately 8.00am about whether the school will be open to Years 8, 9  and Post 16 as well.

Thank you for your patience.

Please check the school website and facebook page for further updates.

Published: Wednesday, 13th December 2017