Council adds extra roads to gritting routes

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Calderdale Council has responded to concerns from local people about its gritting routes, after further assessment of 190 roads during the last week.

With immediate effect the Council is reinstating gritting on the 70 roads in the table below. Other routes will be added after extra gritters have been brought in and when issues with access to certain roads have been resolved.

The Council’s assessments included checking which routes can be reached by gritters – particularly as access to some roads is narrowed by parked cars – and that a safe turning circle is available to accommodate the larger vehicles.

Although some roads are too narrow for gritters to access, alternative arrangements are being investigated, which may include the use of the Council’s Safer, Cleaner, Greener service fleet.

Over 600 salt bins have also been checked and replaced where necessary across Calderdale so that residents can help keep neighbourhood streets and paths clear of ice and snow. The Council is installing an additional 200 salt bins around the borough before Christmas. Routes served by grit bins will also receive visits from grit vehicles when weather conditions are particularly severe and persistent. Further work continues on assessment of roads as the pilot gritting policy continues through the winter.

The Council introduced the pilot after national guidance was issued earlier this year giving criteria to all councils, so that they provide a service based on fairness and clear principles. Previously, the Council’s gritting programme was based on custom and practice with no clear rules for the selection of routes.

Cllr Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said:

“Our priority is to keep our highways network moving and safe throughout wintry weather and to have a fair approach across Calderdale that is affordable and resilient in the longer term.


“We know that some local residents were concerned about the pilot policy and I would like to thank everyone who has got in touch with the Council to let us know about roads which they feel we needed to double check.


“With the additional roads added to the gritting rounds as part of the review, the Council will be gritting more than 600km of roads – well above the national average and one of the highest percentages of gritted roads in the country.”

No gritting system is perfect – rain before, or between, snow and ice can wash out grit, while traffic and parked cars often obstruct access for gritters. Residents are urged to continue to take care in bad weather and consider whether their journeys are essential or can be made without using a car.

List of roads for re-introduction of gritting:

Street Area
Barsey Green Lane Barkisland
Berry Moor Road Norland
Birch Lane Luddenden
Blue Ball Lane Ripponden
Castle Lane Ripponden
Coal Pit Lane Clifton
Corporation Street Sowerby Bridge
Cow Hill Gate Lane Bradshaw
Danny Lane Luddenden
Deep Lane Luddenden Foot
Doghouse Lane Todmorden
Dunkirk Lane King Cross
Ellen Holme Road Luddenden Foot
Eskdale Mount Hebden Bridge
Fall Lane Sowerby Bridge
Fenton Road King Cross
Gibb Lane Mount Tabor
Green Lane (part Of) West Vale
Halifax Lane Luddenden
Harper Royd Lane Sowerby Bridge
Hill Top Road Sowerby Bridge
Hob Lane Norland
Hollins Lane Sowerby Bridge
Hollins Mill Lane Sowerby Bridge
Jay House Lane Clifton
Kebroyd Lane Triangle
Lands Head Lane Northowram
Lane Ends Lane Old Town
Lightcliffe Road (part of) Brighouse
Love Lane Halifax
Mayfield Grove Bailiff Bridge
Moss Lane Hebden Bridge
Ned Hill Road Bradshaw
Parkin Lane Todmorden
Perseverance Road Bradshaw
Phoebe Lane Siddal
Portland Road Halifax
Queen Street Stainland
Range Bank Halifax
Raw End Road Warley
Rayner Road Brighouse
Ridge Road Todmorden
Rose Grove Lane Sowerby Bridge
Royds Avenue Bailiff Bridge
Sandygate Hebden Bridge
Sandygate Lane Hebden Bridge
Scammonden Road (part of) Barkisland
Spark House Lane Sowerby Bridge
Stoney Lane Luddenden Foot
Stormer Hill Lane Sowerby Bridge
Styes Lane Sowerby
Sunnybank Drive Greetland
Sunnybank Road (part of) Greetland
Tan House Lane Northowram
Thornhills Beck Lane Brighouse
Tower Hill Sowerby Bridge
Trenance Gardens Greetland
Trimmingham Lane Halifax
Trooper Lane Halifax
Victoria Road Sowerby Bridge
Wainhouse Road King Cross
Wakefield Gate Halifax
Walker Lane Old Town
Walton Street Sowerby Bridge
Washer Lane Halifax
Westgate Clifton
Whinney Royd Lane Northowram
Whitegate Siddal
Willow Rise Halifax
Winterburn Lane Warley
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