Last updated: 18 Mar 2018 6:57am
Road gritting and salt is the responsibility of KCC. Our grounds maintenance and street cleansing teams are helping to grit and salt paths where possible, however you can find more information on the KCC website.
Good news! Our car parks remain open. If using these facilities please pay and display in the normal way.
Worried about on-street parking in the snow?
Our Enforcement Team will only enforce where they can see the yellow lines, bays or markings. If covered in snow so markings can’t be seen, then we can’t enforce.
Abandoned vehicles due to weather conditions
If you’ve had to leave you vehicle in an area then please ensure that it is left as safely as possible. As weather conditions improve we will enforce against abandoned vehicles that pose a hazard to other road users.
The Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is in place throughout Maidstone to help those sleeping rough in our locality during extreme weather. The SWEP solution and type of accommodation may differ from local authority area to area but will generally provide a safe and warm place for street-homeless people to stay overnight.
Those needing to access emergency accommodation during bad weather should contact their district council’s Housing Options team. The Housing Options team for Maidstone can be contacted at: 01622 602000
Alternatively, those looking for winter shelter can approach Restoring Hands - register by calling
01622 296450 or by emailing email@example.com. Alternatively, attend in person at:
The charity Porchlight also operates a county-wide outreach service. Call 08005677699 or visit the Porchlight website.
When the weather is difficult, try to avoid making car journeys by altering your plans, or switching to public transport if it is running. If you have to drive, here are some ways to stay safer on the roads during harsh conditions:
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