Stirling Council Road Gritting

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

I thought it might be useful for all Community groups/Community Councils in the area to have a copy of the latest winter roads/pavements policy that the Council use to govern their gritting/snow clearing operations.

Also here is a link to the FAQ page on the Council’s website regarding this. There is a map that shows the routes the council treats and what priority they are.

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/roads-transport-streets/winter-service/frequently-asked-questions/

Gritting in Lowtown

The Winter Duty Supervisor has contacted TCT about Gritting Route 3 at Lowtown in Thornhill.

They have encountered the same issue as previous years regarding the Gritter trying to pass parked vehicles especially with a Plough fitted to the Gritter Unfortunately this section of carriageway did not get gritted this morning as last night the driver was having to stop and chap doors to request the owners move their vehicles in order for Gritter Route 3 to get by vehicles parked in the street which resulted in a delay in gritting the remainder of the Route.

We are asked to pass on our concerns to residents of Lowtown as due to safety issues it may come down to not being able to Grit this area without causing damage to parked vehicles and the Gritter which we do not want.