Following a lot of support from local parishes North Lincolnshire Council (NLC) launched the parish snow warden scheme.
They provide a vital point of contact in many rural areas during periods of severe winter weather.
Parish snow wardens have the direct contact details for the lead snow wardens, who work and liaise directly with the council’s winter control team to provide more effective road and footpath clearance.
If requested by parish/town councils we will provide extra salt bins, which can be put where they feel would be best (subject to risk assessment). This will help the parish decide their own priorities for snow and ice clearance.
We will supply each parish with at least one bin (maximum of three) and at least two tonnes of salt – subject to suitable locations.
Snow wardens need to lead locally on snow and ice clearance in severe weather conditions and develop priorities, along with their town/parish council, for their towns and villages.