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Statement on Clearing of Ice and Snow in Stroud Town

Bisley Old Road in the snow

Gloucestershire Highways is responsible for salting the primary routes in the Town. When conditions require and resources permit they will also salt the secondary routes. Please go to their website for more information.

Stroud Town Council maintain a limited supply of salt which can be used by our staff only when specifically requested by Gloucestershire Highways. We regret to advise that we are not able to distribute supplies of the salt to members of the public.

Grit Bins
Gloucestershire County Highways' policy is to fill all approved grit bins before the winter season. When we are experiencing snow and prolonged periods of cold weather Gloucestershire Highways priority has to be to keep the gritters on the road to clear the strategic network. Unfortunately, Gloucestershire Highways do not have the resource to be able to refill grit bins during the season. With sensible use, a full grit bin should last through the winter.

New grit bins are not provided by Gloucestershire Highways, however bins can be provided by the local parish or town councils if the location is agreed in writing by Gloucestershire Highways. Bins shall only be located at strategic points on steeper inclines and on some tight bends or if there are significant levels of pedestrian usage. Grit bins will only be provided on key routes in exceptional circumstances. Grit bins on secondary routes may be provided at key locations if deemed appropriate and subject to the criteria. Please contact highways in the first instance to check that your location meets their criteria.

Town Council Sites
In the event of icy or snowy weather the following paths on town council sites will be cleared and salted if it is safe and reasonable to do so.

  • Bank Gardens – all through routes from St Laurence Churchyard to Lansdown
  • Park Gardens – all through routes
  • St Laurence Churchyard – a direct through route from the Shambles and Church Street to Bank Gardens

If we are not able to clear any of these routes information to that effect will be posted on the Town Council's Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Please note that grit is for use on public highways only and should not be used for paths and driveways on private property.

Further info about staying safe in cold weather can be found on the following websites;

https://www.nhs.uk/staywell
https://www.stroud.gov.uk/housing/homelessness
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/keep-well-this-winter/

Last updated: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:07