Get your 2023/24 Winter Gritting Contract in place now

Thursday 23 March, 2023

Spring is here, but it was only a few weeks ago that we were gritting regularly and watching snow fall in the South East. The 2022/23 gritting season has been one of the most prolonged gritting seasons with a week of snow in early December and the recent March bad weather. 

Looking to change your gritting contractor?

Gritting teams have been in demand this gritting season. If you are looking to make a change from your existing contractor or if you don’t have a gritting contract in place, don’t risk being caught out next winter, call our gritting team now on 01727 851837 to discuss how we can help.

Clearway Gritting teams undertook 30% more site visits in 2022/23

So far during the 2022/23 gritting season Clearway Gritting teams based in St Albans, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Harlow, Huntingdon and Milton Keynes have made over 25,000 site visits. This is approximately 30% more site visits than during the 2021/22 winter gritting season.

Climate change is making it very difficult to predict the weather patterns we experience and this gritting season we have had a substantial amount of snow. Despite the view that temperatures are increasing because of global warming we have found night time temperatures to be particularly low this winter, and our gritting teams have been out on many winter evenings gritting company car parks, supermarket car parks, hospital car parks, access roads, pavements and private roads, so our clients can access their company premises safely every day.

Prof Nigel Arnell, Professor of Climate System Science at the University of Reading, said:

“We will still get cold weather events in the future even as climate warms – they may become less frequent, but they will still cause disruption when they occur. The challenge is to make sure we remain prepared even as events become less frequent – a reduction in frequency potentially makes them more disruptive when they happen. Climate change disrupts circulation patterns, so there is the potential for some types of extreme cold events (“beast from the east”) to become more frequent – although this is speculative. The key point is that higher average temperatures don’t mean that cold events are no longer an issue.”

Clearway Gritting offers your business a local gritting team

Clearway Gritting was established in 2005 and is the largest winter gritting contractor working in the South East of England. As the largest gritter we have many experienced gritting teams working across the home counties, so if you sign up to work with Clearway Gritting you know your gritting team will be no more than 30 minutes from your business premises.

Our gritting teams know the geography and the road networks locally so you will have peace of mind they will always be able to reach your business quickly when bad weather hits. Our teams will come and meet you to explain our charging structure and how they can assist your business before you agree to work with us. Our gritting teams are used to working with a large range of different sized private businesses, from retail and industrial parks, supermarkets, universities, hospitals through to small independent private businesses.

Your local gritter will work with commercial businesses across a wide range of sectors including healthcare, building materials, industrial businesses. 

95% of Clearway clients re-signed for the 2022/23 winter gritting season.

Anand Clarke, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said: 

‘We are delighted that almost all our clients who signed up for the 2021/22 gritting season re-signed for 2022/23. This gritting season has been particularly difficult as Clearway Gritting teams have had to make more company visits, but we are really pleased with our service levels, and the feedback we have received from our gritting clients suggests they are too.  It’s evident from our testimonials that clients really enjoy meeting their gritting teams, so they know who to expect when bad weather hits, and they have contact numbers if they need to discuss or change their contract during the gritting season. 

Building excellent relationships with our customers in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire, North London, Hertfordshire, and Buckinghamshire is a very important part of our local gritting role. We want to make sure we always grit and clear snow and remove ice from all business premises and we prioritise the health and safety of our clients and their colleagues and customers.’

Flexible winter gritting contracts available for 2023/24

Anand Clarke, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said: 

‘Although it’s spring it’s never too early to start discussing your 2023/24 winter gritting contract. We will get in touch with all our existing clients over the next few months. We offer a personalised gritting service to suit all businesses. If you are a retail park or a supermarket and open 24 hours you might want a 24-hour 7 day a week gritting contract, so you are always covered for bad weather. However, we also offer ad hoc contracts, so we come and grit your business premises when you require it.

The sooner you discuss your requirements with us the earlier we can take you on as a client. Although we haven’t finalised our pricing for the 2023/24 winter season as we don’t have salt prices yet and we need to take into account inflation and interest rates, we hope to be able to keep our prices similar to 2022/23 levels.  

In Summary…

We are looking to build on our successful 2022/23 winter gritting season and recommend any businesses without gritting contracts calls our head office in St Albans on 01727 851837 for a personalised gritting quote.

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