Issue details

13/00061 - Winter Service Policy 2013 - 14

To consider and agree the Winter Service Policy for 2013-14


The proposals for the winter service policy support the council’s priority for achieving greater value for money and more efficient delivery of services by working in partnership with other authorities.


The Strategy will allow the Council to continue to provide salt bags to parishes who request them and salt bins will be provided across the county, identified on a map on the Kent County Council website. In addition advice on how people in the Kent community can self help during winter conditions will also be published on the website, including road safety tips – all intended to help put the citizen in Control in accordance with the aims identified in Bold Steps for Kent


The service aims to ensure a safe operational highway network thus providing access to KCC services for all.

Financial Implications: £3.3m

Legal Implications: None

Equality Implications: Mobility issues and access to services for older and disabled highway users


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/07/2013

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Carol Valentine, Highway Manager Tel: 01622 798358 e-mail: Tel: 07917 454165.


The Winter Service Policy is reviewed and changes agreed to it agreed annually by the relevant Cabinet Member. 


A review of the operation of the winter service during 2012/13 was presented to the committee in April 2013 and the changes will be discussed at the next meeting of the same Committee on 3 October 2013.


Financial implications: Lead officer: Carol Valentine, 01622 798358, Lead Director: John Burr, Highways and Transportation, 01622 694192

Legal implications: 13/00061

Equalities implications: Changes to a major policy with financial implications for KCC


Agenda items


  • Well Maintained Highways – Appendix H Winter Service