Extreme hot weather – changes to council services

Exceptionally hot weather is forecast between Monday 18 July-Tuesday 19 July, which is predicted to have a widespread impact for both residents and businesses.

The Met Office have issued a red warning for extreme heat which advises that substantial changes in working practices and daily routines will be required. Temperatures will also be high on Sunday 17 July.

Staying safe in the heat

We want all our residents to stay safe in the heat. Please drinks lots of water, check in older or more vulnerable people that you know and do stay out of the sun in the middle of the day and during the exceptionally high temperatures. Read our detailed list of advice.

Changes to council services - Monday 18 July-Tuesday 19 July

Due to the extreme conditions, changes have been made to the following council services:

Waste and recycling services

We will be collecting recycling and rubbish earlier than usual to avoid the heat of the day. Residents should leave their bins, boxes and caddies out by 6am on their collection day. For more information visit: Check your collection day - Camden Council

Housing repairs

All booked repairs appointments for Monday and Tuesday afternoon are now being rebooked, as are any all-day appointments.

We are working to bring any afternoon appointments forward to the morning and are contacting all affected residents to rebooking these appointments for the earliest available time.

Emergency repairs will continue to take place as usual

For more information visit: Housing repairs - Camden Council

Parks and green spaces

Due to the hot weather and dry conditions, we are temporarily banning the use of barbeques in Camden parks and green spaces. This will be reviewed on Monday 25 July.

London Fire Brigade has declared a major incident. The number of serious incidents has prompted the Brigade to ask people to only call 999 if there is an emergency or if there’s an immediate risk to life. They are also strongly urging people not to have barbecues or bonfires, as the ground is incredibly dry, which means even the smallest sparks could cause a fire.

This page was last updated at 09.47, Wednesday 20 July