Protecting our roads this winter
Bedford Borough Council’s winter maintenance service is now up
The Council operates a range of winter maintenance services to
keep local residents informed about efforts to keep the borough
moving if and when severe winter weather arrives. This
• @grittertweets – The Council’s dedicated
Twitter service, providing updates on road conditions and gritting
runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
• Winter maintenance webpage – A simple and
convenient web tool which provides daily updates on public
transport, adult transport and bin collections
• GPS tracking – Gritting lorries are fitted
with GPS technology which allows anyone to see, in real time, when
and where our gritting lorries are working.
Bedford Borough has secured over 5,000 tonnes of grit during the
spring and summer months to ensure our stocks are topped up and
ready if needed. The Council will also soon take delivery of three
new gritting lorries, which feature the latest technology,
including GPS transmitters and equipment which ensures grit is
Finally, the specially adapted quad bike will be on call to grit
areas the lorries cannot reach, such as the town centre and other
busy pedestrian areas.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “We know how
important it is to local residents that we do all we can to keep
the borough’s roads moving all year round, rain or shine.
“That is why we work throughout the year to make sure the
Council is as well prepared as possible ahead of the winter
“We have made sure we are well stocked with plenty of grit to
treat our roads, secured three brand new gritting lorries and made
sure our efforts to keep local residents and businesses informed
are up to scratch.
“Of course, we all hope for a mild winter but local residents
can be assured that if the weather is harsh, we are well prepared
to minimise the impact and keep the borough moving.”
From Friday 25th October, the Council’s grittertweets
will be available at:
and winter maintenance webpage: