We receive many requests for gritting during the winter months. How we use gritting in our communities can differ depending on the requirements. 

If your community has one of our grit bins  

  • we'll try to ensure this is refilled during the winter
  • you will then be able to use this grit around your neighbourhood
  • you might want to involve some neighbours to help grit your road so everyone can get out safely 

If there is no grit bin 

You can also buy your own grit at your local hardware store. You could join together with your neighbours to buy some bags and distribute between yourselves.  

You can also use salt or sand to help with icy paths. 

You can learn more on our website about keeping warm , getting the most out of your heating and saving on your energy bills .