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Posted on 16 October 2020

Derbyshire County Council’s Snow Warden Scheme continues to be successful and although last year’s winter was mild, a number of Derbyshire schools joined the scheme with volunteers helping to clear snow and ice and grit footways and pavements in the school vicinity.

We don’t know yet what this winter will bring, but we don’t want to be caught off guard.  We have recently invited Town and Parish Councils, citizens and community groups to register their interest in volunteering as Snow Wardens to assist with co-ordinating the clearing of footways in their local communities and some replies have already been received.

We would like to hear from you as to whether your school would be interested in continuing to be a member of the scheme or would like to join the scheme this year to help with keeping your local communities safe should we experience spells of bad weather.  

In return for your help we will provide you with:

  • up to a tonne of grit, free-of-charge and delivered directly to your designated storage area, in 20kg bags
  • a free online training course and advice for your snow wardens/volunteers on how to clear snow and ice safely
  • early notification of forecast bad weather
  • a dedicated resource page for snow wardens on the Derbyshire County Council website to enable you to report your snow clearing activities and report grit bins empty or request additional grit.

To register your interest please email:

For more information please visit the Snow Info page of the Derbyshire County Council website

Please note that the deadline for registration is 30 October 2020, unfortunately we will not be able to guarantee the free delivery of salt prior to the onset of winter for any registrations received after this date.

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