Winter Support

Could you spare some time to help with the snow warden scheme?
Please get in touch - we need your help and would love to hear from you!
(01761) 433686 or e-mail: clerk@peasedownstjohnparishcouncil.gov.uk

 

 

 

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For full instructions for use and advice on winter gritting, please click HERE
For Ezi-melt data sheet, please click HERE

 

 

 

9 February 2012
The team gritted for the first time and it went surprisingly well...
 
Cllrs John Bailey,Adi Davis, Neil Hopkins and Sam Hopkins tackle Old England Way, Bath Road and the rest of the Snow Warden Route

then it snowed!

 
Initial reports indicate that the treated areas have made a definate improvement.

Peasedown St John chosen in Snow Warden Pilot Scheme. 
Bath & North East Somerset Council has now delivered the salt and equipment for the scheme.  250 homes/shops will be covered and it is hoped that a walk-way to school, doctors and the main shops will be maintained in icy weather.
The Parish Council Snow Warden - Cllr Neil Hopkins - and deputy Snow Warden - Cllr Calvin Bird, hope that residents and businesses on the routes will join the self-help group and shovel snow to allow gritting.  The intention is to grit the pavements when warned of severe weather but, if the snow comes first, it will have to be cleared before the salt can be distributed.  Anyone able and willing to volunteer kindly contact the Clerk at the Parish Office.

ROUTE TO BE COVERED BY THE PSJ SNOW WARDEN SCHEME

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Bath & North East Somerset Council Press Release 24 October 2011

Ready for Winter: salt storage now at record capacity

The salt storage facilities run by Bath & North East Somerset Council are now at record capacity in preparation for another tough winter on the area’s roads. Some 2,300 tonnes is ready for spreading by the Council’s nine-strong fleet of gritting vehicles when temperatures plunge.

Over 38% of the road network is salted by the Council – this totals 261 miles of highway and is 8% higher than the national average. An extra 20 grit bins have been added to local communities bringing the total across the district to over 400.

Councillor Roger Symonds (Lib-Dem, Combe Down), Cabinet Member for Transport, said, “For the past few months, Bath & North East Somerset Council has been busy preparing for a harsh winter. Our increased salt storage means our gritting on prioritised routes can continue for longer which could prove invaluable if there are breakdowns in the national salt supply chain which all local councils are dependent on.”

“We will also shortly be releasing details about the Council’s Snow Warden Scheme, the initiative encouraging people to volunteer to help clear snow and ice the Council can’t get to, which is one of the first schemes of its kind in the country.”

A substantial amount of information is available on the Council’s website - www.bathnes.gov.uk/severeweatherqanda - about the approach to dealing with severe winter weather on highways and pavements. This includes Government guidance on householders clearing snow and ice outside their home.

Kelvin Packer, Council Service Manager for Highways and Parking, said, “The weather forecast will be monitored 24 hours a day using real time data from two weather stations. We also obtain detailed forecasts from a specialist supplier of weather information about the likely effect on road conditions. The Council is well prepared to ensure our priority routes are gritted so that people can get around the road network as safely as possible.”

During any severe winter weather the Council provides regular updates about the status of its services on www.twitter.com/bathnes

The public can also play their part in helping the Council to manage the road network during severe weather. They can report any problems on:

Web: www.bathnes.gov.uk/reportit 
Email: councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk 
Text SMS: 07797 806545
Call: 01225 39 40 41 during working hours

In an emergency call 01225 477477.