Can you grit my path?
We have a list of heavily used footways that we do grit if temperatures stay below freezing into the morning if we have resources available
There are grit bins available if you need to grit paths yourself. This grit can be used on pavements and other public footways.
Do you grit cycle paths?
We have a list of cycle paths that we do grit if temperatures stay below freezing into the morning if we have resources available
I saw a gritter and it wasn't spreading any salt - why was that
It may be that the gritter was on its way to start its route or is on its way back to the depot.
Do you grit car parks?
Yes, several of our car parks are on the secondary network which gets gritted when there are prolonged below freezing conditions and the resources allow.
Do you grit near schools?
If the school is on the defined or secondary network it will be gritted in accordance with the policy and priorities.
Can you grit my street?
If your road is not on the gritting schedule then it is very unlikely that it will be added to the schedule in the near future.
Can you provide a salt bin for my street?
There are approximately 1000 salt bins in the county and they've been placed in strategic positions. It's unlikely additional bins will be added in the near future.
What if I want to clear snow outside my home?
We have helpful advice for residents who are wishing to clear snow and ice from footways. The Department for Transport (DFT) advises that you shouldn't be put off clearing paths because you’re afraid someone will get injured. Remember people walking on snow and ice have a responsibility to be careful themselves. Find out more from the Met Office's 'Snow Code'.
Can you sell salt/grit to residents?
We don't sell salt. It can be purchased at a variety of DIY stores or builders merchants.
How can road users help?
There's a responsibility on everyone to drive carefully, especially during winter weather.