Snow and gritting

The Grange Association encourages residents to do their best to keep pavements clear of snow and ice during the winter months. The Council has useful web pages giving general advice on clearing snow and ice, making clear that there is no law stopping you from doing so.

Wear warm clothes and footwear with good grip. Don’t take risks on the road and wear visible clothing so you can be seen.

Try to clear snow and ice early. It’s easier to clear loose snow and the sun will help melt ice.

Clear a small path down the middle of the pavement for a safe surface to walk on then shovel from the centre to the kerbside. Don’t block paths, driveways or drains.

Use salt or sand, not water, as it will freeze. Ordinary table salt can be used, and you can also buy bags of rock salt from local mini-markets or the Avenue Store. Use more salt on steps and steep pathways. Sand gives a good grip, but won’t stop the path from icing over. Salting areas before snow falls makes snow clearance easier.

The Council provides and maintains grit bins throughout the Grange. This map shows their locations. You are encouraged to use this grit for clearing public pavements and paths. Please do not use this public grit for your own private garden paths or driveways.

If you find a grit bin to be empty, you can report this easily on the Council’s interactive website. Just click on the relevant bin and lodge a fault report.