Paths and grit bins

When snow and ice is predicted -

  • footways
  • pedestrian areas
  • cycle routes

are salted as a precaution.

When adverse weather hits, we will aim to clear snow from main walking routes such as the town centre as our main priority. If conditions continue, we look at clearing snow from bus stops and then concentrate on areas where vulnerable people live.

Treatment of cycle routes is limited but we are working to identify priority routes.

Clearing snow and ice from pavements yourself

There is no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. It is unlikely that you will be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries on the path if you have cleared it carefully. GOV.UK has further advice on clearing snow and ice yourself.

Grit bins

We have around 400 grit bins located across the city that you can access to help grit paths during the wintry weather conditions. You can find out where these bins are located by accessing the documents.

Request a service to a grit bin

You may request a new grit bin. This will be considered by the streetcare team. Approval is dependent on a number of criteria including -

  • land ownership
  • access for delivery
  • suitability

Grit bins can be provided at suitable locations for public use. Complete the form below to request one of the following services for a grit bin -

  • empty
  • new
  • refill
  • replace
  • remove

Request a grit bin

What happens next

Requests for new grit bins will be investigated within 14 working days.