True Grit Print
Written by County Councillor Eber Kington   
Monday, 21 January 2013 11:18

Tire tracks in the snowI was asked to explain Surrey Highway’s policy in regard to the re-filling of grit bins in our residential streets and I reproduce the following information.

All grit bins are checked and filled prior to the start of the winter season in the third week of October. A further single mid-season refill will be undertaken following snow, only once resources become available from clearing the priority 1 and 2 networks and other affected emergency responses such as pothole repair. No ad hoc re-filling will be undertaken.

The grit has been provided for the sole purpose of treating the highway and is not for personal use. Misuse of the grit can lead to unnecessary shortages that can cause a danger to motorists. If you require grit/salt for your own property, it can be bought from major builders' merchants or large garden centres.

For further advice on Surrey County Council’s policy on salting and gritting of roads please see the Salting and Gritting section on their website.