After an icy start to the day, it’s snowing! Though the snow is not likely to settle, more cold weather is forecast later in the month.

Grit/salt is available for residents to use on the adopted roads around the village to help keep them free from ice and snow.

The Parish Council has recently purchased and installed several new grit bins, doubling the number of grit bins in the original village.

The new bins can be found:

  • On Siskin Road, opposite the junction with Bristol Road,
  • On Sopwith Road, opposite the Old Co-op,
  • On the south-east corner of Hawker Square, and
  • On Grebe Square, at the entrance to the playing field, which also links to the alleyway leading to Lancaster Drive.

A map of all the parish-owned grit bins is included below.

The grit is supplied by the County Council.  Please use the grit sparingly and only on roads – not on private drives as you can be prosecuted for that. If the grit starts to run low, then please feed that information back to the parish council. Contact clerk@upperrissington-pc.gov.uk.

 

As the road adoption process for Mitchel Way and the other roads in the new part of the village isn’t concluded yet, the developers are still responsible for those grit bins in those areas – which are yellow (the parish-owned ones are green). There is also a grit bin on Wellington Road, but it is locked because it contains a private supply.

Please also see our Winter Weather Information.