Snow Warden Scheme

Along with 87 town and parish councils we have signed up to take part in DCC's Snow Warden Scheme volunteering to help clear snow and ice from pavements, footpaths and reporting conditions in the community.

Derek Puplett on Derby Lane is the snow warden.

The parish council receives a tonne of grit from DCC which Derek uses to replenish the grit bins which are located at the junctions of:

And there's one outside the church gates.

How you can help

If icy weather is forecast grab a few small handfuls of grit from your nearest bin and throw them on the road. A small handful does about a square metre.

Keep up-to-date

The notice board on this site's home page automatically publishes any Met. Office severe weather warnings for the area. The latest situation can be seen on DCC's website. Also, check them out on Twitter and Facebook.

Snow Code

There's no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. So it's unlikely you'd be sued or held legally responsible if someone was injured on the path if you clear it carefully.

Just follow these simple steps set out in the Government's Snow Code:

Public Liability

As Highways liability responsibilities are non-delegable, it is very unlikely that claims for any losses would be pursued by a claimant directly or by the County Council by way of proceedings seeking an indemnity or contribution against a Town or Parish Council unless the volunteering body had acted recklessly or negligently insofar as they failed to follow relevant guidance. If you act reasonably and follow the guidance for snow clearance this should not happen.

Just follow the simple steps set out in the Government's Snow Code.

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