Sheffield Council prioritises most urgent housing repairs during cold snap

Housing repairs are being prioritised by Sheffield Council
Housing repairs are being prioritised by Sheffield Council

Council housing repairs are being prioritised with the most urgent being carried out first during the cold snap.

For a third day running, much of Sheffield is affected by the snow, which started falling on Monday night.

Sheffield Council today stressed it is working around the clock with partner agencies 'to help keep Sheffield moving and working'.

A spokesman said: "The council’s housing team is prioritising the most urgent council housing repairs today.

"The teams are rearranging non urgent repairs with customers directly. Some customers are contacting us about frozen pipes. If your pipes are frozen we are urging you to follow advice from the water companies.

"Streets Ahead - the highway contract run by Amey on behalf of Sheffield City Council - is working to reduce the risk of snow and ice forming on the highway. In addition, we are encouraging people to make use of the grit bins provided to help clear ice and snow from pavements and side roads.

"The council is helping vulnerable people today in the severe weather, if you are worried about a vulnerable person you know please contact the council using 0114 2734567.

"Council partners Veolia always aim to collect bins as normal. Bad weather conditions on side roads has made it difficult to collect some bins. Veolia are asking residents put their bins out as usual. We may not be able to collect it at the normal time but will aim to collect it as soon as possible.

"This weekend we will be attempting to collect missed bins, dependent on conditions."