Gritting Services

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Dear Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council,

Do you know have information on the below:

1. How much has the council spent on gritting services on an annual basis since 2013?
2. How many roads have been gritted on an annual basis since 2013?
3. How many gritting vehicles the council owns?
4. How much has the council spent on maintenance of the above vehicles on an annual basis since 2013?

Yours faithfully,

Gwen Jones

BGCBC - FOI Requests, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Dear Gwen Jones,

 

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request and will
liaise with the relevant Department in order to provide a response.

We will endeavour to provide this information within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully

 

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth

 

H  Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

       Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw
Vale, South Wales NP23 6DN

H   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent

       Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur,
Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

 

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email: [1][Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].

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Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2^nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 0330 414 6421

Email: [2][email address]

 

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, The General Offices, Steelworks
Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6DN

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol,
Glynebwy, NP23 6DN

Website: [3]https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/home/

Twitter: [4]http://www.twitter.com/blaenaugwentcbc

Facebook: [5]http://www.facebook.com/blaenaugwentcbc

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond i chi rhoi gwybod i ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

 

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

Blaenau Gwent – lle sy’n deg, agored a chroesawgar i bawb drwy weitho gyda
a thros ein cymunedau

Blaenau Gwent – a place that is fair, open and welcoming to all by working
with and for our communities

 

 

 

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BGCBC - FOI Requests, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Dear Gwen Jones,

 

In response to your Freedom of Information request, please see the
Officer's response below.

 

 1. How much has the council spent on gritting services on an annual basis
since 2013?

 

·          2013/14             £404,000

·          2014/15             £424,000

·          2015/16             £437,000

·          2016/17             £444,000

·          2017/18             £712,000 (Beast from the East Weather)

·          2018/19             £401,000

·          2019/20             £497,000

·          2020/21             £595,000

·          2021/22             £540,000

 

 2. How many roads have been gritted on an annual basis since 2013?

 

Blaenau Gwent has 518km of highway network and grits 202km (39%) on each
scheduled gritting operation during winter conditions.

 

The following table indicates the gritting operations per year:

 

Year Number of Times Gritting Total Length of Highway Gritted
Operations were Mobilised (km)
2017/18 159 32,118
2018/19 75 15,150
2019/20 75 15,150
2020/21 99 19,998
2021/22 67 13,534
2022/23 94 18,988

 

(Unfortunately, the Council only holds this information for the past 6
years from 2017/18.)

 

 3. How many gritting vehicles the council owns?

 

·          The council owns just one 7.5ton gritter (purchased 2022/23)
and one small gritter (Ford Ranger). All other plant used on winter
maintenance is hired from a private company (5 x 18ton gritting lorries).

 

 4. How much has the council spent on maintenance of the above vehicles on
an annual basis since 2013?

 

·          All maintenance costs are built into plant hire costs, although
the council will pick up some maintenance costs for the two vehicles in
its ownership for the 2023/24 winter period.

 

I trust this answers your request and if you have any queries please don't
hesitate to contact us.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth

 

H  Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

       Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw
Vale, South Wales NP23 6DN

H   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent

       Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur,
Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request, you can ask us to
review our response. Requests for reviews should be submitted within 40
days of the date of receipt of our response to your original request –
email: [1][Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of our review, you can write to the
Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2^nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 0330 414 6421

Email: [2][email address]

 

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, The General Offices, Steelworks
Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6DN

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol,
Glynebwy, NP23 6DN

Website: [3]https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/home/

Twitter: [4]http://www.twitter.com/blaenaugwentcbc

Facebook: [5]http://www.facebook.com/blaenaugwentcbc

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond i chi rhoi gwybod i ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

 

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

Blaenau Gwent – lle sy’n deg, agored a chroesawgar i bawb drwy weitho gyda
a thros ein cymunedau

Blaenau Gwent – a place that is fair, open and welcoming to all by working
with and for our communities

 

 

 

 

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