Issue details

Winter Service Policy 2012-13 - 12/01921

To agree a revised Winter Service Policy which will include revisions to salting routes and timings of the routes.


How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives:

Winter Service is essential to keep Kent moving for social and economic development reasons.  It also contributes towards putting the citizen in control through local district winter plans, the provision of salt bins and the communication strategy that compliments the winter service policy.


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision:

The revised policy is not expected to involve changes to existing agreed budgets.  Failure to agree and implement an effective winter service policy would risk the safe and efficient management of the County’s highway network during the winter months.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Decision due: 22 Oct 2012 by Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Carol Valentine, Highway Manager Email: Tel: 07917 454165.

Consultation process



No formal consultation required for this policy.  Local district winter plans go to Joint Transportation Board for discussion.  Formal consultation carried out in 2010 and the results have been used to develop the policy. 

Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)


Key consultee groups


Start and finish dates of consultation.


Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.

EIA screening carried out on previous version of policy – sent to Corporate Equalities team via then Equalities lead officer for EHW.

Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment



Informing Only (Who and when)



Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting

No – will be considered by Cabinet Committee on 20 September 2012.


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?



Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?

All Members


Financial implications: Carol Valentine, Highways and Transportation

Legal implications: 12/01921

Equalities implications: N/a


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