Making plans to tackle icy streets

December 31 2012

The city council may turn to traders along Gloucester Road to help keep parts of the busy shopping street clear in the event of snow.

Making plans to tackle icy streets

The city council may turn to traders along Gloucester Road to help keep parts of the busy shopping street clear in the event of snow.

The authority has 42 fully trained snow wardens covering hilly residential areas of the city, but will also be appealing to businesses to volunteer to tackle the most dangerous areas of pavement in shopping and business areas.

Around 750 grit bins are in place around Bristol for use by pedestrians and residents, many of whom  volunteered as snow wardens in vulnerable areas last year. There are also plans to make up to 100 community grit dumps if heavy snow is forecast.

Seven new grit lorries are ready to respond to cold weather after being unveiled at the Hartcliffe depot, ready to carry out salting on the city’s main routes.

Visit the council’s snow and extreme weather pages at www.bristol.gov.uk/snow.