Gritting roads and pavements

5. Gritting requests

You can use our online form to request the gritting of an area for a special circumstance such as a funeral, or to request a grit bin re-fill.

Grit bins

The salt provided is to be used to clear the snow and ice from public roads and pavements.

The salt in these grit bins should only be used for this purpose. It's illegal and irresponsible to use this salt on your private property and driveways.


You can also use our online form to request gritting for special circumstances such as funerals or planned hospital visits.

Make sure that you provide plenty of notice for your gritting request.

We need sufficient time to mobilise the gritting crews. We would only prioritise after the main routes have been treated in line with the winter maintenance policy (PDF 172Kb).

Make a gritting request