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Review of Winter Maintenance Policy

Meeting: 13/10/2015 - Cabinet (Item 84)

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As detailed in the recommendations.


Councillor Attridge presented the report which provided an updated Winter Maintenance Policy, outlining the legislative requirements of providing such a service, the budget allocation and actual expenditure in complying with the existing policy.


            The changes in levels of service in the updated Winter Maintenance Policy were outlined in the report.  The report had been considered and endorsed by the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 16 September 2015.


            In response to a question from Councillor Bithell, Councillor Attridge explained that the aim was to have a North Wales approach to winter maintenance which would ensure consistency.




(a)       That the Winter Maintenance Policy and its procedures for delivering the winter maintenance service be approved;


(b)       That the removal of two rural gritting routes (Cilcain and Hope Mountain Areas) carried out by contractors that do not meet the criteria required within the Priority 1 be noted; and


(c)        That it be noted that two unclassified roads that have historically been treated by Denbighshire County Council (DCC) and have been removed from their Priority 1 gritting routes as part of their savings will not be precautionary gritted in future and therefore will not be included on Flintshire’s Priority 1 route list.  Removed from DCC as part of savings:


·         Gwaenysgor Crossroads to the Bryniau (Gwaenysgor)

·         Bedlwyn Crossroads – Rhyd y Ceirw (Rhydtalog)