Reported via desktop in the Snow and ice problem/winter salting category anonymously at 13:58, Mon 12 December 2022
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later
Pipers Lane is not gritted as a matter of course. We have over 600 pupils brought to school by 14 coaches and around 200 cars each day, and it would be much safer if the lane was gritted. Could it be added to the schedule please? The School would be willing to pay for this service if necessary. Thank you.
This has been passed to our Winter Maintenance Team.
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 webpage: Winter Salting.
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.