Winter Service Response

Local Authorities are required to do a major review of their operations and to produce a plan and map detailing the proposed response/operations that the Council will be operating. This review is to be carried out annually prior to the onset of winter.

We advise the public to:

  • Look at the designated salting routes and decide your best options to ensure access to the main routes for emergency services and essential trips.
  • Have a winter service check for your vehicles.
  • Consider purchasing materials, salt and/or winter tyres for the winter.
  • Ensure that all water pipes are suitably insulated or buried a minimum of 1 metre below ground to avoid freezing.
  • Consider neighbours at risk (elderly etc) and establish a rapport with them.
  • Consider car pooling.
  • Ensure a reasonable store of fuel and essentials for more isolated areas.