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Derbyshire County Council are responsible for gritting the majority of roads throughout the Derbyshire Dales. Please visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/gritting for further information.

Our primary responsibility is to grit our own car parks - our clean and green team then assist with gritting pavements (and snow clearing if needed) on a voluntary basis. The agreement we have with the County Council is that we will clear snow and grit footways in the main pedestrian areas in adverse weather, which usually means significant snow.

Gritting priority is given to car parks which are likely to receive the most use (e.g. in an around the major towns).

Our practice with regard to footpaths made slippery due to frost is to spread salt/grit in the five main town centres if we get alerts from the public.

Environment Hotline

Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
01629 761 215
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