Cold weather and snow updates

10 March 2023
Hamilton Square and gardens covered in snow with some footprints in the snow on the path.

As Wirral has seen heavy snow overnight, here’s the latest information on any services that have been affected. 

Updates - Friday 5.25pm

With overnight snow clearing in the afternoon, we expect any postponed or cancelled services - including school transport - to restart on Monday. 

Biffa will aim to collect all missed bins over the weekend and into Monday so please leave your bin out until it is collected. Monday’s collections will go ahead as normal.

Our gritters have been out every evening this week and with temperatures set to drop overnight, crews will once again be spreading salt along the usual routes.

Updates - Friday am 

Household bin collections

Due to the weather conditions, household bin collections due today will not take place. We are also aware that there are some roads waiting for a garden waste collection from yesterday.

Biffa will aim to collect all missed bins over the weekend and into Monday, please leave your bin out until collected. 

Monday’s scheduled collections will go ahead as normal.  

We're sorry for the disruption but, the safety of our residents and crews operating the bin wagons is a priority. Bin wagons can weigh up to 25 tonnes when full, so if one slides it could be really dangerous for everyone involved. 

You do not need to call us or report online your missed bin collections from today. 

Street Cleansing

Street cleansing has been suspended today and litter bins will be emptied on Sunday.

ERIC bulky waste collections

If you have an ERIC collection due today, this will now be collected on Monday 13 March. 


Our gritting crews were out treating all the main routes last night and in the early hours of this morning. As always, officers are monitoring weather conditions and forecasts for the road surface temperatures 24 hours a day and crews are on standby to take to the streets again whenever necessary.

Find out more about Wirral’s gritting operation on the council's website

Priority pathways, such as those around medical centres and shopping centres, have now been cleared or gritted. 

Council-provided transport for people to get to schools, colleges or day centres

This has been cancelled due to poor road conditions today. As the weather is set to improve throughout the day, the team will endeavour to bring home any residential pupils from out of borough providing it is safe to do so. They will liaise with parents, drivers and schools directly.

Transport is expected to be back to normal next week as the weather forecast looks much better. 


A large number of Wirral schools have taken the decision to close today.

Parents are advised to use schools’ usual communications channels for information.  

Football on council-managed pitches

Football has been called off for the weekend. 


Open as usual. 

Children’s Centres and Youth Spaces

Open but may be running fewer services due to staff shortages. 

Leisure Centres

Open as usual but outdoor classes cancelled for today. 

Golf courses

Arrowe Park Golf Course and Warren Golf Course are both closed today. 

Floral Pavilion

Open as usual please keep up to date on socials for regular updates. Show still going ahead tonight. 

The Courtyard at Royden Park

Closed for today and will be reviewed tomorrow. 

Sail Loft

Open but running a reduced menu. 


Open as usual please keep up to date on socials for regular updates. Friday night late opening going ahead as usual. 

Birkenhead Priory

Open as usual.

Cemeteries and crematoriums

Operating as usual with no changes to funerals or burials planned by the service.  

Park visitor centres

Open as usual. 


Please check on any friends or family who may be vulnerable. They may want to visit one of the warm hubs still being hosted locally: