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Storm Eunice – service updates

All bin collection services in Southampton are postponed on Friday 18 February. Catch-up collections of all of today’s postponed General Waste bin rounds will be made tomorrow (Saturday 19 February). This will include kerbside collections and bulk waste bins used in tower blocks. Information on catch-up collections for missed Recycling waste will follow on Monday


Storm Eunice update

The Met Office issued a red WIND warning today for Storm Eunice, this has now been downgraded to amber warnings for wind expected to continue until late Friday evening. Significant impacts from Storm Eunice are still being felt across southern and central areas of the UK as the low-pressure system moves eastwards.

We would recommend residents to show caution when going outside or traveling this evening.

We would like to express our thanks to our council teams and emergency services for their hard work in keeping Southampton safe and moving today.

Please check on vulnerable neighbors that may have been affected by today’s storm.

Southampton City Council venue closures

We are preparing to open council venues (SeaCity Museum, Tudor House & Gardens, City Art Gallery and the libraries) tomorrow (Saturday 19 February) pending safety reviews of each building.

Household Waste & Recycling Center will reopen as normal from 19 February.

Golf courses update

Southampton Municipal Golf Course plan to reopen as normal from tomorrow (Saturday 19 February). To check on the day, please call after 7.30am on 02380 760546.

Itchen Bridge

Following an assessment, the Itchen Bridge is now open

Bin collections

Catch-up collections of all of today’s postponed General Waste bins will be made tomorrow (Saturday 19 February). This will include kerbside collections and bulk waste bins used in tower blocks. Information on catch-up collections for missed Recycling waste will follow on Monday.

Residents are advised to put bins out by 6.30am. Winds are forecast to reduce overnight so please leave it as late as possible to put bins out kerbside to reduce the risk of them blowing over.

Catch up glass recycling collections will not be made. Residents are asked to keep their glass recycling safely stored until their next scheduled collection or to take their glass to recycling banks or the Household Waste & Recycling center (HWRC) in Millbrook, when it is safe to do so.

Damaged or fallen trees

We have dealt with a significant amount of fallen trees today If you noticed one you can report a damaged or fallen tree on our web page or by calling 023 8083 3005 (option 5) – 8.30am-4:30pm, or 023 8023 3344 between 5.30pm-8.30am.

Flooding Friday 18/02

We have two flood alerts and one warning in place:

  • Southampton Water (alert)
  • Mansbridge and Riverside Park (alert)
  • Redbridge (warning)

Residents in these areas are advised to deploy their property flood resilience measures.

In addition to the flood warnings, the likely impact areas are:

  • Weston parade
  • Riverside Park
  • Northam
  • Chapel
  • St. Marys
  • Crosshouse Hard
  • St Denys (Priory Road)
  • Test Lane

Flooding Saturday 19/02

Two flood alerts are in place for tomorrow’s (19 February 2022) high tide:

  • Southampton Water
  • Mansbridge and Riverside Park

Please continue to avoid coastal areas especially around high water (12:00-15:00) due to high tides and large waves.

For more information on the flood warnings in place visit GOV.UK or contact Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Likely impact areas are:

  • Weston parade
  • Riverside Park
  • Northam
  • Chapel
  • St. Marys
  • Crosshouse Hard
  • St Denys (Priory Road)

highways

Our highways partner Balfour Beatty have staff on standby to deal with any highways issues.

Weston Parade has been closed to the public until further notice. This is due to the change to the wind direction along with the current surge forecast and high tide which is likely to cause the shingle on the beach to become airborne and cause injury/damage to property. Our partners Balfour Beatty Living Places will reopen when it is safe to do so.

Travel

  • VOI e-scooters have been switched off until further notice on Friday 18 February
  • Xelabus, Bluestar and City Bus have resumed all services
  • Rail services across the South Western Railway Network should be resumed by 6pm

COVID testing and vaccination sites

All COVID-19 testing sites will remain closed on Friday 18 February. These sites may remain closed over the weekend.

For updates on testing site operations visit Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) | NHS.

City center market

City center market is suspended on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 February.

Street homelessness advice

During periods of severe weather, our Street Homeless Prevention Team carry out more outreach work on the streets to locate rough sleepers and encourage those found sleeping out to take up the offers of help.

If you have any concerns about a rough sleeper, please contact us on 023 8083 2343 or email streethomeless@southampton.gov.uk

It’s useful if you can share some information about the person, such as:

  • Their name/nickname
  • Their gender
  • Their approximate age
  • A description
  • Where and when you saw them

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