Pavement Salt for footpath clearing
The Parish Council has a limited supply of salt, available free to residents, to use to clear the footpath in front of their properties, during icy conditions.
If you wish to have some to collect yourself, or be delivered,
please contact Councillor Alan Jones on 01279 734747
It would be most helpful if some residents would be willing to store a bag or two in a visible and accessible place on their property so that, in the event of adverse conditions, their neighbours can use some.
HM government guidelines on clearing footpaths are: -
“Clear snow from a road, path or cycleway”
You can clear snow and ice from pavements yourself.
It’s unlikely that you’ll be sued or held responsible if someone is injured
on a path or pavement if you’ve cleared it carefully.
How to clear snow and ice
When you clear snow and ice:
do it early in the day - it’s easier to move fresh, loose snow
don’t use water - it might refreeze and turn to black ice
use salt if possible - it will melt the ice or snow and stop it from refreezing overnight (but don’t use the salt from salting bins as this is used to keep roads clear)
you can use ash and sand if you don’t have enough salt - it will provide grip underfoot
pay extra attention when clearing steps and steep pathways - using more salt may help
Further information on local council’s responsibilities can be found at:https://www.local.gov.uk/your-winter-weather-questions-answered-0