What are the salt supplies and storage arrangements?

Posted on: 20 December 2016

DCC is pledging to provide up to five tonnes of salt free of charge to parishes that sign up to the scheme. Those who register are asked to identify an individual to act as a point of contact during winter and demonstrate that they have arrangements in place to store and manage salt. Parish and town councils must have suitable, dry storage areas for the salt, protected from watercourses.

We have arrangements in place whereby further salt can be purchased through our own contract supply arrangements in the region of £100 per tonne dumpy bag (smaller bags may be an option at a higher price) where parish and town councils wish to purchase more themselves (for example if they purchase their own tow-along gritter). However because of the amount of salt used by tow-along gritters, users must ensure that they have considered the cost and storage requirements of the salt required.

Parish and town councils which register their interest with DCC’s local highway neighbourhood teams by the end of August can expect to receive a salt delivery in September or October. For parishes that may apply later, the County Council will endeavour to provide salt before the winter.

Parish and town councils need to speak to their Neighbourhood Highway Officer (NHO) to discuss salt deliveries and storage arrangements. Parish and town councils signed up to the scheme will have direct contact details for the NHO, however the Customer Service Centre on 0345 155 1004 can provide this information.

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