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Council Services:

Grit bins and snow clearing

The county council provides and refills almost 1,900 grit bins for the public, parish and town councils to use on a self-help basis.

We do not routinely grit or salt footpaths. However, during severe weather, we work closely with a range of local organisations to clear some steep and well-used pavements.

Request a grit bin

We will only approve a request for a new grit bin if we believe it’s in a suitable spot which will benefit as many people as possible.

If you are a business, parish council or residents’ association that wishes to request a grit bin, call 01522 782070 or use the general highways enquiry form.

Snow clearing

The council only clears snow which settles at depths likely to cause disruption to transport.

Snow which falls at a depth of less than 25mm (1 inch) is typically dealt with, using salt or brine, on our gritting routes. If prolonged snowfall is predicted, our gritters will be fitted with ploughs.

For advice on safely clearing snow and ice yourself, download the gritting routes and winter advice leaflet.

We may also call upon farmers and contractors to provide suitable vehicles and drivers to assist with snow clearance. If you wish to apply to help us with this, complete both the application and insurance forms below, then email them to

If you cannot submit copies of policy documents, the insurance form must be endorsed by your insurance company or brokers to confirm the necessary cover is in place.


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Highway defects

Discovered highway defects such as potholes, lighting, flooding, signage, obstructed roads?


Constructing a dropped kerb

Request permission to construct a dropped kerb/vehicular crossing to an existing property.


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Last updated: 18 September 2017

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