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Volunteer Snow Warden scheme

Warwickshire County Council is seeking volunteers to become Snow Wardens in their local community

The County Council works in partnership with parish/town councils and resident associations to run a network of voluntary snow wardens.

If you would like to participate, please contact the parish council

What do snow wardens do?

  • Provide information to the County Highways Team on the local situation during the period of severe weather conditions;
  • Consult with the Area Teams on the local needs and determine jointly what local action needs to be taken. Priority will be given to busy footway areas, areas outside shops and schools, and steep areas agreed in advance;
  • When conditions warrant it, the Area Teams will sanction the treatment of agreed village / town footways from salt supplied from the existing grit bins or at agreed locations as highway resources allow;
  • Any works undertaken will follow the suggested guidelines released in winter (2010) in the government Snow Code as highlighted below.

Government Snow Code

There is no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your property, pathways to your property or public space.

If an accident did happen, it’s highly unlikely that you would be sued as long as you:

  • are careful;
  • use common sense to make sure that you don’t make the pavement or pathway clearly more dangerous than before.

Snow Warden