Snow Code



ROOS PARISH COUNCIL has purchased a salt/grit spreader for use on pavements and public areas in the event of heavy snow fall and icy conditions.

If there are any areas that you consider require particular treatment, please contact a Parish Councillor. Click for Contact details.

The Government has a Code of practice for clearing snow and ice from pavements by individuals and householders.



The Code says: There is no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. It's unlikely you'll be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries on the path if you have cleared it carefully. Remember, people walking on snow and ice have responsibility to be careful themselves.

Useful Snow Code tips

  • Clear the snow or ice early in the day
  • It’s easier to move fresh, loose snow rather than hard snow that has packed together from people walking on it.
  • Start removing the snow and ice in the morning..
  • Use salt or sand - not water
  • You can use ordinary table or dishwasher salt - a tablespoon for each square metre you clear should work.
  • Don’t use the salt found in salting bins - this will be needed to keep the roads clear.
  • Be careful not to spread salt on plants or grass as it may cause them damage.
  • If you don’t have enough salt, you can also use sand or ash.
  • Take care where you move the snow so it doesn’t block people’s paths or drains.
  • Clear a path down the middle of the area first, so you have a clear surface to walk on.
  • Offer to clear your neighbours paths
  • Check that any elderly or disabled neighbours are alright in the cold weather. If you’re worried about them, contact the East Riding of Yorkshire Council on 393939



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