Cambourne Parish Council carries out Winter Gritting under the County Council voluntary winter gritting scheme and can only go out to grit when permitted to do so and we rely on the County Council to supply the grit to distribute around the village. The routes have to be agreed by the County Council before we can commence gritting. The scheme covers footpaths NOT roads, although we have had permission to do the unadopted Sheepfold Lane to Cambourne Village College and Hardwick & Cambourne Primary School.
Snow and ice is obviously a concern for all our residents and visitors. In particular children getting to and from school, so our intention is to have a pratical approach during school term times.
We intend to take action when:
• The temperature is forecast to be at or below -1⁰ and is not forecast to get higher than +2⁰ for that day
• There is snow forecast
With the exceptions if:
• The schools are not open
• Rain is forecast
• Council Christmas closure
We plan to spread grit to the agreed footpaths marked in red on the map.
The grit will be spread either early morning before the school run or late evening after rush hour.