Gritting & Clearing Snow
Gritting & Clearing Snow in Gillingham
Is it ok to clear snow from a road, path or cycleway?
Guidelines from the government say it is ok to do so:
You can clear snow and ice from pavements yourself. It’s unlikely that you’ll be sued or held responsible if someone is injured on a path or pavement if you’ve cleared it carefully.
How to clear snow and ice
When you clear snow and ice:
- do it early in the day – it’s easier to move fresh, loose snow
- don’t use water – it might refreeze and turn to black ice
- use salt if possible – it will melt the ice or snow and stop it from refreezing overnight (but don’t use the salt from salting bins as this is used to keep roads clear)
- you can use ash and sand if you don’t have enough salt – it will provide grip underfoot
- pay extra attention when clearing steps and steep pathways – using more salt may help
For more information read this article on the Government Services website – Clear snow from a road, path or cycleway – more information on the Government website.
Grit bins are available around Gillingham for community use on roads and pavements (not private drives). The locations are as follows: The locations are as follows:
- Barn surgery, Newbury
- High Street, at the side of Connells Estate Agents
- The Square
- Lodbourne Green Junction, Bay Road
- Front of High Street Car Park
- Entrance to Lidls Car Park
- Queen Street
- RiversMeet Hardings Lane
- Gyllas Way
- Melbury Court to Thorngrove Footway
- Milestone Way
- Broard Roabin Junction Stour To Maple Way
- Wyke Road Junction, Broad Robin
- Marlott Road
- Bay Road Junction, Shreen Way
Dorset District Council is responsible for the salting route, this consists of major highways and important community areas such as schools & hospitals.
To view the salting route in Gillingham and for more information visit the For salting route information visit the Dorset For You website.