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Gritting-VehicleWinter Services 

Information about winter services across the Vale of Glamorgan including gritting, salt containers and ploughing.

 

From October to April each year we provide a highways winter maintenance service.

 

Please note: Salting is normally undertaken anytime between 6.30pm and 7.00am outside of peak traffic periods.

 

 

 

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Composition of Salt Thawrox 10 supplied by Compass Minerals.
Number of Salting Routes: There are 9 dedicated salting routes in the Vale of Glamorgan and one additional weak bridge route.
Number of Salt Container: There are presently 321 salt containers in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

Tonnage of Salt Used

The tonnage of salt used by Vale of Glamorgan Council in each winter period from 2005 to 2016 and the provision made for 2016/17.

 

  • 2016/17 -  4000T
  • 2015/16 -  1725 T
  • 2014/15 – 2131 T
  • 2013/14 – 1472 T
  • 2012/13 – 4634 T
  • 2011/12 – 1685 T
  • 2010/11 – 3409 T + (420 T sand/dust)
  • 2009/10 – 3379 T + (727 T sand/dust)
  • 2008/09 – 2805 T
  • 2007/08 – 1561 T
  • 2006/07 – 1337 T
  • 2005/06 – 2759 T

 

Number of Salt and Snow Clearing Vehicles

The number and capability of salt / snow clearing vehicles operated by the Vale of Glamorgan Council in each year from 2005 to 2014:

  • 10 Vehicles each year

 

Amount in operation for 2016/2017 on roads and pavements:

  • 10 operational vehicle spreaders with ploughs
  • 2 towable spreaders
  • 6 pedestrian manual spreaders

 

Expenditure on Salting and Snow Clearing

The actual expenditure on salting and snow clearing services each year from 2005 to 2016 and budget for 2016/17 on roads and pavements.

 

  • 2016/17 -  £360,888*
  • 2015/16 -  £499,082
  • 2014/15 – £656,764
  • 2013/14 – £675,68
  • 2012/13 – £638,972
  • 2011/12 – £530,821
  • 2010/11 – £754K
  • 2009/10 – £786K
  • 2008/09 – £710K
  • 2007/08 – £516K
  • 2006/07 – £480K
  • 2005/06 – £491K
*Budget prior to commencement of Winter Service

Number of Salting Operation Treatments

Number of planned Salting Operations Treatments that were carried out during past Winter Maintenance periods.

  • 2015/16 -  32
  • 2014/15 -  47
  • 2013/14 – 33
  • 2012/13 – 83
  • 2011/12 – 40
  • 2010/11 – 76
  • 2009/10 – 80
  • 2008/09 – 61
  • 2007/08 – 58
  • 2006/07 – 30
  • 2005/06 – 62