Gritting priorities for footpaths

All footpaths have been assessed and given a priority based on their usage and importance.   You can search for gritting routes on the map.

View priority gritted routes map

Category 1

Priority routes - main shopping areas, main arterial footways, busy feeder footways and footways leading to community centres and centres of employment.

Service provided

  • Gritted in snow and ice conditions

Hours of cover

  • 06:30 - 18:00 Monday to Saturday and 08:00 - 16:00 Sunday and public holidays

Category 2

Priority routes - as category 1 but also other footways with significant usage

Service provided

  • Gritted in snow and ice conditions

Hours of cover

  • 08:00 - 15:00 Monday to Friday after gritting of category 1 routes completed

Category 3

Non priority routes - less well used footways and footways where a feasible alternative route exists

Service provided

  • Only treated in prolonged snow and ice conditions if time and resources permit

Hours of cover

  • 08:00 - 15:00 Monday to Friday after gritting of category 1 and 2 routes completed                                                             

Category 4

Footways which are not the responsibility of the Council and which are not considered to be important in the footway network will not be gritted.