Hertfordshire County Council’s winter service starts in October and runs until the end of April. Over the summer every county council is working on plans for the winter gritting season and reviewing their gritting criteria and routes to ensure they adhere to the latest national guidance.
As a result Hertfordshire County Council is proposing changes to their winter services schedule. According to Herts County Council: ‘Where practical and accessible we now plan to grit A & B Roads, routes to hospitals, urgent care centres, care homes, transport links, airports, schools, bus routes (with more than one scheduled service every two hours) and one route into every village with more than 50 houses.’
The new Hertfordshire gritting routes have been shared with Councillors and the Cabinet and once agreed by the Highways and Environment Cabinet Panel will be operational.
Peter Boniface, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said:
‘October is a significant date in our calendar as many of the local county councils begin their winter service. When we get bad weather and our gritting services are required we work alongside the council vehicles, so it is important we are up to speed with their new winter service schedule. As well as county councils in Hertfordshire, we work alongside county gritting vehicles in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, and London to provide winter gritting services to our clients in the south east.’
Peter Boniface, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire continued:
‘We are pleased that Hertfordshire County Council has reviewed its winter services schedule as we work closely with them during the winter months. Like other councils they do a great job in gritting primary A and B roads. We find that many of our clients are located on private roads and often have private car parks so they employ Clearway Gritting to grit their access roads and paths. If your business requires winter gritting maintenance this season please contact us on 01727 851837. We can discuss your gritting requirements before the winter weather arrives.’
Examples of places where the council do not provide winter gritting
Private Industrial estates
Hospital car parks
Supermarket car parks
University car parks
Private roads and footpaths
For more information read: ‘Clearway Gritting work with county councils to improve winter gritting services; Can your gritting contractor access your premises in heavy snowfall?; Largest centralised winter gritting and snow clearance fleet in the south east