Snow fell very heavy across the whole of the South West, however Yate and Chipping Sodbury was hit very hard indeed by the conditions.

Whilst it was not quite as bad as the snow last year, roads were treacherous and some businesses were closed across the area, including some in Yate Shopping Centre.

South Gloucestershire Council released a statement in the evening on Thursday explaining that bin collections may be cancelled for the following day, this was then confirmed for large areas in Yate on the day.

The council though did make great steps in making sure that the roads would be clear on the day, with Streetcare teams gritting most of the area.

Council employees were then seen out helping to clear walkways and pathways alongside some residents and business owners.

In Chipping Sodbury they made sure that all businesses were accessible.

Avon and Somerset Police issued a statement thanking members of the public for their support during the period, as they overcame the conditions to continue to deliver their service.

In a statement they said: "During the recent severe weather we’ve seen some Herculean efforts from local people from local people and volunteers, to help keep our communities safe.

"Our team felt they needed to say a special thank you to those who helped out officers.”

Police were out clearing away snow from the entrance to their base in Chipping Sodbury, whilst PCSO's also made trips out through Yate Shopping Centre and Wotton despite the bad weather.

A number of events were also cancelled in Sodbury.

One of the most popular events every week, the Chipping Sodbury Parkrun around the Ridings Playing Fields was called off after it the snow was deemed to deep/dangerous to run.

Sodbury In Bloom also saw their clean-up event in St John's Park postponed.

However, within days the running of the town was completely back to normal and most events have been rescheduled for this weekend as residents dealt with the tough conditions.