Winter self-help (gritting your own road)

Applications for salt are now closed

Not everyone is on a gritting route. We have a limited amount of salt to give to community organisations to help local people grit their own area.

You can apply once a year. Let us know the total amount you need for the whole winter as we can only make 1 delivery.

Local councils and schools

District and borough councils

We can provide you with up to 30 tonnes of salt at no cost.

Email the Highways Team with your order - is that Highways BST?

We can give you another 50 tonnes, but there will be a cost.

When you apply, tell us:

    • your name

    • contact number

    • delivery address

    • how much salt you need.


The closing date for application was 31 October 2017.  We can't guarantee to process applications received after this date.

Town and parish councils and schools

You can choose to have either:

  • 1 tonne of salt in a hippo-style grab bag, or

  • 34 individual 20kg bags.

Email the Highways Team with your order - is that Highways BST?

When you apply, tell us:

  • your name

  • contact number

  • delivery address

  • how much salt you need.

This salt is for use on the public highway only. Please use it carefully – we can't deliver any more.

If you opt for the hippo-style grab bag, we'll deliver it to the side of the highway at the address you give us. From there, you'll need to move it somewhere safe on your property.

The closing date for application was 31 October 2017.  We can't guarantee to process applications received after this date.

 

Resident associations and community groups

Resident associations, resident groups (with a constitution or agreed  terms of reference) and community groups can apply for salt to grit the public highway in their area.

How we define resident and community groups

Resident / community groups must be "recognised":

  • Residents' associations – people living within a specific area who take up issues of common concern.  They often have a written constitution.

  • Resident groups – people living within a specific area who organise community events or meet regularly with housing officers to undertake regular inspections.  They're less formal groups than associations, but usually have agreed Terms of Reference.

  • Community groups – an organisation of people working for the common good of the neighbourhood, usually operating under a written constitution.  They can be registered with charity commissioners, for example, church, scout groups.

 

Resident / community groups can request between 1 – 34 x 20kg bags of salt per resident / community group.

We can't guarantee to process applications received after 31 October.

Applications are approved by their local county councillor.

Which councillor do I apply to?

 

What you're responsible for

  • Using the salt on the public highway and not private property.

  • The health and safety of any volunteers.

  • Giving volunteers advice on how best to clear snow and ice on roads and pavements.