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Icy footpath not gritted

Reported via mobile in the Snow and ice problem/winter salting category anonymously at 23:04, Thu 2 December 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

The pedestrian route from the Rickmansworth Road car park into Sycamore Road was not gritted and was very icy and slippery today with the snow fall. Very dangerous for anyone with reduced mobility and no way to avoid it. There is a patch right by the barrier that doesn’t get the sun at all at this time of year and even at 3pm it was treacherous.

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  • Thank you for your enquiry, which has been passed to our Winter Maintenance Team.

    Winter service is an important part of Transport for Buckinghamshire’s (TfB) maintenance work, involving the precautionary salting of major roads, reactive snow clearing and salting, and also reacting to other weather-related emergencies.

    We have a pre agreed salting/gritting route which is determined prior to winter to allow us to plan out the routes. Whilst we unfortunately can’t salt every single road in the county, we do cover over 44% of the county’s road network, a figure well above the national average.

    Most precautionary (primary) salting will be carried out during the evening or overnight, to avoid higher levels of traffic.

    For information on how we decide which roads to salt and when, please visit our web page:

    https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/ services/ transport-and-roads/ road-maintenance-and-repairs/ how-we-decide-when-to-grit-the-roads/

    Foot paths are not routinely salted however, when possible they may be cleared and treated after snowfall.

    Salt bins are filled before and during the winter season as priorities allow. They are provided at various locations throughout the county, which we encourage the public to use to treat localised icy conditions if necessary.

    For information on salt bins, please visit our web page:
    https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/ services/ transport-and-roads/ road-safety/ winter-driving/ salt-bins/

    Regards
    Buckinghamshire Council

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 23:04, Thu 2 December 2021

  • Thank you for your report. We have now inspected/assessed but it is not the responsibility of Transport for Buckinghamshire. Your enquiry has been passed to the relevant colleagues, asking them to contact you directly.
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:04, Mon 6 December 2021

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