Gritting and Salt Bins
Gritting Routes and Salt Bins in North Warwickshire
Find Gritting Routes in Warwickshire - links to Warwickshire County Council. This service is provided by Warwickshire County Council.
In the event of snowfall, the roads receiving gritting will be cleared as soon as resources allow. Resources will be targeted where snowfall is heaviest. Strategic link routes will be made accessible across the network first. Footways and cycleways will also be cleared where there is a considerable usage. When snow falls are heavy at least one route into villages will be cleared.
We are also working with the National Farmers Union to increase the reserve of local snow clearing contractors that we use to assist with snow clearance during periods of severe weather.
Footways and cycleways
Footways and cycleways subject to the highest usage will be gritted during daylight hours (subject to the availability of resources), during periods of persistent wide spread ice (rather than frost) for more than 18 hours in a 24 hour period and temperatures not forecast to rise above zero for 18 hours.
Warwickshire County Council are responsible for ensuring that roads are gritted, but do not provide grit bins.
Parish Councils can provide grit bins in locations which have been agreed with Warwickshire County Council who will replenish these as and when resources are available after the primary routes have been gritted.
Similarly in urban areas Residents Associations and Town Councils have provided grit bins which Warwickshire County Council will replenish.
Members of the public can purchase grit bins but must get permission from Warwickshire County Council as highway authority for their location.
The location of bins is strictly controlled and they tend to be authorised on estate roads, mainly cul-de-sacs, where drivers have no other way of exiting the road, which are away from precautionary gritted routes and have a steep incline.