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Gritting crews out overnight as snow hits county 

18 Mar 18

STAFFORDSHIRE County Council have said that their gritting crews have been out through out the night as the mini Beast from the East delivered sleet and snow across parts of the county, including Tamworth.


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Thanks to our gritting crews, a ministerial visit, and recognition for Families First 

5 Mar 18

I couldn’t start this week’s entry with anything other than the winter weather – the combination of snow and wind has made it especially challenging for those keeping the roads clear.


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Drifting snow creates another challenging night for Staffordshire’s gritting crews 

3 Mar 18

DRIFTING snow has caused problems for Staffordshire County Council’s gritting crews last night, as they battled extreme conditions to clear roads.


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Gritting and refuse updates from Walsall Council 

3 Mar 18

Couple of important updates here that were posted by Walsall Council late yesterday afternoon (Friday 2nd March 2018) regarding gritting and refuse collections – I believe some folk in Brownhills were due a collection, and remarkably, the bin crews …


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All you need to know about Walsall’s winter gritting policy 

2 Mar 18

A number of people have been asking about who decides what about gritting in Walsall so for those of you who are interested y ou can find Walsall’s Winter Service Operational Plan 2015-18 (PDF 8MB) on the Council’s website.


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Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, issues snow and gritting update 

2 Mar 18

Freezing temperatures and snow continue to grip the city and highways teams are working around-the-clock keep the priority routes around Birmingham moving as another band of significant snow is expected to hit the region this afternoon (Friday 2nd …


Blog politics
Gritting In Birmingham 

1 Mar 18

This is where Birmingham keeps its grit.


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WINTER COMMS part 1: Seven ways to communicate using video 

1 Mar 18

If you don’t think that love is a little bit like gritting in icy weather then, boy, let me convince you.


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First school closures in Lichfield confirmed as snow continues to fall 

1 Mar 18

Six schools in Lichfield have decided to close due to the poor weather.


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Gritters in action throughout the day as snowfall begins 

26 Feb 18

STAFFORDSHIRE’S gritting teams have been out throughout the day as the first of the week’s snow starts to fall and ahead of potentially more severe conditions.


News
Gritters ready for forecast ice and snow 

12 Feb 18

STAFFORDSHIRE’S gritting fleet will be on the roads tonight as temperatures are expected to fall below freezing.


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Visit to our gritting vehicle fleet and future STP projects 

12 Feb 18

I spent an enjoyable couple of hours this week back on the shop floor of our Fleetcare operation, getting to understand the challenges of maintaining and repairing our vehicle fleet.


Blog politics
Leafletting & Gritting In The Snow 

20 Jan 18

Many thanks to the helpers who were out delivering leaflets with Matt and me this morning.


Local news
Birmingham City Council’s team will be out tonight for gritting 

16 Jan 18

Tonight will see a mix of clear spells and occasional wintry showers.


Local news
Morning rush hour grinds to a halt as roads hit by rapid post-rain freeze 

15 Dec 17

There was rush hour chaos for commuters as roads across South West Birmingham were hit by a big freeze this morning (Friday 15th December).


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ICE !! 

15 Dec 17

Some really tricky conditions about this morning so whether driving or walking give yourself extra time and go carefully.


FixMyStreet
Grit bin needs re-filling, 14th December 

14 Dec 17

Due to recent snow several people have been gritting roads and pavements.


News
Gritter OVERTURNS after losing control on ice 

12 Dec 17

Shocking incident happened in Tamworth Road, Elford…


News
Care needed despite overnight gritting 

12 Dec 17

PROLONGED  sub-zero temperatures means everyone should take care outdoors today (Tuesday).


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Drivers urged to take extra care as temperatures plummet in Lichfield and Burntwood 

12 Dec 17

Drivers are being urged to take extra care during their morning commute after sub-zero temperatures across Lichfield and Burntwood overnight.


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Gritting crews working round the clock 

11 Dec 17

Having been working round the clock since Friday to tackle sub-zero temperatures and snow, our gritting crews are continuing their work to keep the roads clear.


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Gritting work across Staffordshire continues in face of SUB-ZERO weather conditions 

11 Dec 17

List of school closures continues to be updated…


Blog politics
Birmingham Council Gritting Policy 

11 Dec 17

Please see the Council’s gritting policy above.


FixMyStreet
Snow & ice – street needs gritting, 11th December 

11 Dec 17

Road needs gritting, it’s very dangerous and slippy, kids and parents also struggle…


News
Major gritting operation continues as hundreds of schools close due to the weather 

11 Dec 17

GRITTERS have been working non-stop for the third night running as hundreds of schools across the county shut due to snow and ice Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters was on the roads again, having worked round the clock …