Grit bins

We aim to fill all our grit bins before winter and maintain the stocks throughout the winter season. If salt supplies and resources allow, we normally re-stock bins in January or following a request.

Only parish councils can request assistance with the provision and maintenance of roadside grit bins for minor roads that might not otherwise be gritted. Please contact your parish council to request any changes or refills to a grit bin. We will work with the parish council to provide a quote which will cover the cost of purchase, installation and servicing. We will also consider requests for a grit bin to be moved if the parish believes there is a better position for the bin than its current one. We provide the salt/grit in these bins for spreading on public highways only. 

We cannot receive requests for grit bins for private car parks (for example supermarkets, GP surgeries), as these are the responsibility of the business concerned.

Find contact details for your parish clerk

If you are a parish council representative, please request winter services such as grit bin refilling, bin repair, or hand gritting for your parish through our online:

Request a grit bin refill form

We respond to online requests within 10 working days. If the matter is urgent, please telephone 01432 261800.