gritbinWith winter approaching and temperatures dropping it is important that you are prepared and often that can be as simple as having the right information such as knowing where your nearest grit bin is located.

Glasgow City Council have details about their winter maintenance plan and how they prioritise gritting and salting on their website. They have also created an online map of all the grit bins in the City.

The Council have agreed a set of priorities in the event of snow or ice on road surfaces being forecast.

Top priority is given to:

  • major bus routes
  • junctions
  • emergency facility access routes

Lowest priority is given to:

  • parks
  • private roads

readyforwinter-jpgYou can also visit the Government’s Ready Scotland website for more information about getting ready for winter

  • staying informed
  • being prepared
  • thinking about others