Gritting roads and pavements
Pavements are dealt with on a priority basis. The areas that are gritted include steep roads that are main routes to:
- train and bus stations
- health centres and hospitals
- retail centres
Priority 1 pavements, which are based on a risk assessment, will be treated before 9am.
Priority 2 pavements will be treated if the conditions are persistent and there are resources available.
Areas may not be treated on weekends when it's no longer a priority – for example,
school routes have limited use on a weekend.
Priority pavement and cycle routes will normally be gritted during working hours using all available resources.