The gritters have been out tonight following the flurry of snow so please find below some details about winter preparation.
Over the last few years the Town Council has had to take on more responsibilities from Cotswold District Council and Gloucestershire County Council. One of these duties is winter preparation. Gloucestershire Highways have provided the initial grit for the grit bins and will do some main road gritting and snow clearing if they are able.
However once the bins are empty the responsibility and the cost of refilling them falls mainly to the Town Council. Highways will refill only if they are able to. Please be aware of your nearest grit bin (as per attached map) and only use it on roads and pavements. Use a spade or shovel to spread the salt evenly. We have left empty milk carton bottoms in each bin to assist with this. Please replace these if you find them missing. If a bin is empty you can report it to the Town Council by email or by calling the office on 01451 861499.
Please do not use grit from these bins to clear your own driveways or paths – salt stocks are limited, and you may be prosecuted if caught stealing salt for private use.
We only have a small band of volunteers working with the Winter Action group so please could we ask residents to take a few moments on icy days to check their area and spread some grit if it is necessary. There is not sufficient grit for the whole of Northleach so please use only when and where it’s needed. I have attached a grit bin location map for reference. (Currently there is no grit bin up Nostle Road so we will arrange for some sacks to be left at the bottom)
Northleach with Eastington Town Council