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Grit bins

Grit bins across the county are filled at the start of the winter season. They are intended to be used only for public roads and footpaths. If you spot a grit bin that is empty or running low, please let us know through our online reporting tool. You will need to pinpoint the location of the grit bin on the map and select the problem type 'Winter maintenance'.  The bin will be filled as soon as we have the resources to do so.

To enquire about a new grit bin or report one that is damaged, please contact your parish, town or city council.

Community Gritting

Local volunteers can help to keep their community moving in freezing weather by taking part in the Community Gritting Scheme.

Volunteers can sign up to grit local footpaths chosen by their parish council using equipment provided by us.

If you would like to know more or wish to volunteer, please read the Community Gritting Training Pack

Community Gritting Training Pack 2018-2019

Size: 314.69 KB File format: pdf

Community Gritting registration form

Size: 74.00 KB File format: doc

You will need to complete the registration form above and email it to us to sign up and become a volunteer. If you are a parish or town council looking to join the scheme, please email [email protected] or speak to your local highway officer.

Volunteering for farmers

Many of Cambridgeshire's farmers also volunteer. They use their own equipment to help clear snow from roads that are not on the County Council's gritting routes.

Farmers that volunteer must attend one of the council's free training sessions to ensure they are properly trained and insured to clear the roads.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact [email protected].

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