Local councillor: Yvonne Constance
Phone: 01235 751475
Mobile: 07976 934884
OCC has updated their online information and policies and want to let you know what to expect from Oxfordshire County
Council in similar situations in the future. We would also be keen to hear feedback on the county council response to the snow
in your area.
We aim to keep a network of major
as free as possible from ice to minimise the risk of
accidents. Precautionary salting (or ‘gritting’) helps to achieve this aim.
More information on routes and when the gritters are
going out is here.
We always advise people to take extra care even when roads have been
The map below shows the local gritting run routes.
bins were refilled at the start of winter and are being
refilled at the moment. There is more information on salt bins here. To request a
refill, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- We do encourage
self-help. There are around 1300 salt bins across the county for the public to use on the public highway, including footways. Some Town and Parish Councils have snow warden
Pavements and cycle paths
- Footways only get limited attention by the county council because clearing them is very labour intensive. Only major shopping areas are
likely to be treated with salt/grit in the early stages following snowfall.
Snow guidance and government advice
Information and social media
severe weather and other major incidents, the county council uses its website to relay safety messages and update residents. Subscribe to our email alert for media stories for the whole county and your area here (scroll down the right-hand column).
- Follow us
on Twitter and Facebook to receive updates by social media.
Vulnerable children and adults
· The emergency duty team of social workers (EDT) is
on call 24/7, including over the Christmas period. Safeguarding concerns should be reported to 0345 050
7666 (office hours) or 0800 833408 (out of hours).
- The county
council provides advice and support for communities that want to develop a local resilience plan, so they are prepared for extreme weather and emergency situations. More information here.