Stockport’s Snow Code

1. Overview

Whilst we are gritting key roads and footpaths across the borough there is plenty you can do to help keep the borough moving during the winter months.

The Snow Code is a set of helpful tips for residents and businesses on clearing snow and ice from pavements or public spaces.

There's no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the public pavement outside your home or from public spaces. It's unlikely you'll be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries on the path if you have cleared it carefully. Follow the Snow Code when clearing snow and ice safely.

The government has developed the 'Get ready for winter' campaign to make sure that you're prepared for the winter months. The campaign aims to help you prepare for winter and offers advice on what to do during severe weather.