Road gritting policy and coverage

Tony Brassington made this Freedom of Information request to Stoke on Trent City Council

The request was successful.

From: Tony Brassington

20 December 2011

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

Please provide a year by year table covering the years 2006 to 2011
of all roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the
city of Stoke on Trent that are or were routinely treated by Stoke
on Trent city council for ice and snow as weather conditions
demand(ed).

Please also supply the details of all criteria used when a decision
is made to add or remove any roads, streets or highways to or from
the schedule for road treatment as described above.

Please also supply full details of the procedure followed in the
decision making process to change the list of roads, streets or
highways to be treated for ice and snow as weather conditions
demand.

Please also supply all details of the process followed to consult
residents or other affected parties prior to any addition to or
removal from the list of roads, streets and highways within the
boundaries of the city of Stoke on Trent to be routinely treated by
Stoke on Trent city council for ice and snow as weather conditions
demand.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Brassington

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From: FOI
Stoke on Trent City Council

21 December 2011

Dear Mr Brassington

Your request for information

Thank you for your request for information about the gritting of the roads
in Stoke on Trent. Your request was received on 20 December 2011 and I am
dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances we may charge for information. If there is a charge
I will let you know as you will have to pay it before we deal with your
request.

Some information does not have to be released under the Freedom of
Information Act. We will check the information you have asked for and send
you as much as possible. If another person or organisation is named in the
information we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can
give you.

 

You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 25
January 2012, in line with the Acts 20 working day statutory deadline.

 

For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[1]www.stoke.gov.uk.

 

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
me.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

 

 

Information Rights | Support: Business Services 

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

GF23 Stoke Town Hall  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH

t 01782 232853

e [2][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Brassington [mailto:[FOI #97683 email]]
Sent: 20 December 2011 21:48
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Road gritting policy and
coverage

 

     Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

    

     Please provide a year by year table covering the years 2006 to 2011

     of all roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the

     city of Stoke on Trent that are or were routinely treated by Stoke

     on Trent city council for ice and snow as weather conditions

     demand(ed).

    

     Please also supply the details of all criteria used when a decision

     is made to add or remove any roads, streets or highways to or from

     the schedule for road treatment as described above.

    

     Please also supply full details of the procedure followed in the

     decision making process to change the list of roads, streets or

     highways to be treated for ice and snow as weather conditions

     demand.

    

     Please also supply all details of the process followed to consult

     residents or other affected parties prior to any addition to or

     removal from the list of roads, streets and highways within the

     boundaries of the city of Stoke on Trent to be routinely treated by

     Stoke on Trent city council for ice and snow as weather conditions

     demand.

    

     Yours faithfully,

    

     Tony Brassington

    

     -------------------------------------------------------------------

    

     Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

     [FOI #97683 email]

    

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From: FOI
Stoke on Trent City Council

20 January 2012

Dear Mr Brassington,

 

Your request for information on road gritting

 

We have now considered your request for information and a copy of the
information is below.

 

1. Please provide a year by year table covering the years 2006 to 2011 of
all roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the city of Stoke
on Trent that are or were routinely treated by Stoke on Trent city council
for ice and snow as weather conditions demand(ed).

 

The City Council does not have year by year information about the
treatment of roads in adverse weather conditions. The Council's policy is
to Treat A, B, C roads and frequent use bus routes. The only possible
changes would be to bus routes and these are checked prior to the start of
every winter season and also last year we increased the number of roads
treated to include access to blue light services and High Schools around
exam time.

 

Provided below is a link to the City Councils gritting web pages. Towards
the bottom of the web page is a further link to a map that you may find
useful. It shows the roads that are gritted and the location of salt bins.

 

[1]click here to view information about gritting and a link to a map of
the roads we grit and the location of salt bins

 

2. Please also supply the details of all criteria used when a decision is
made to add or remove any roads, streets or highways to or from the
schedule for road treatment as described above.

 

The City Council does not have a criteria for adding or removing roads,
streets or highways from the road treatment schedule. If a request is made
for a road to be added this would be taken into consideration. Issues such
as traffic flow, the gritting vehicle being able to turn around safely
should they need to do so and accessablity would be considered. Sometimes
when considering adding a road to the treatment schedule a trial will be
agreed with residents that when snow is predicted their road will be
treated. It would then become permanent when it was confirmed that the
treatment is of benefit.

 

No roads have been removed since 2006 from the gritting schedule.

 

3. Please also supply full details of the procedure followed in the
decision making process to change the list of roads, streets or highways
to be treated for ice and snow as weather conditions demand.

 

The City Council does not have a procedure to add or remove roads.

 

4. Please also supply all details of the process followed to consult
residents or other affected parties prior to any addition to or removal
from the list of roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the
city of Stoke on Trent to be routinely treated by Stoke on Trent city
council for ice and snow as weather conditions demand.

 

There is no specific consulation process, please refer back to the answer
to question 2.

 

The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
purposes. Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public may
be subject to the issue of a licence under the Reuse of Public Sector
Information Regulations 2005.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to: Freedom of Information and Data Protection Manager,
Support: Business Services, Stoke Town Hall, Glebe Street, ST4 1HH or
email [Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

 

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask
the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have already used our
appeal procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

 

 

Information Rights | Support: Business Services 

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

GF23 Stoke Town Hall  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH

t 01782 232853

e [2][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Brassington [mailto:[FOI #97683 email]]
Sent: 20 December 2011 21:48
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Road gritting policy and
coverage

 

     Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

    

     Please provide a year by year table covering the years 2006 to 2011

     of all roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the

     city of Stoke on Trent that are or were routinely treated by Stoke

     on Trent city council for ice and snow as weather conditions

     demand(ed).

    

     Please also supply the details of all criteria used when a decision

     is made to add or remove any roads, streets or highways to or from

     the schedule for road treatment as described above.

    

     Please also supply full details of the procedure followed in the

     decision making process to change the list of roads, streets or

     highways to be treated for ice and snow as weather conditions

     demand.

    

     Please also supply all details of the process followed to consult

     residents or other affected parties prior to any addition to or

     removal from the list of roads, streets and highways within the

     boundaries of the city of Stoke on Trent to be routinely treated by

     Stoke on Trent city council for ice and snow as weather conditions

     demand.

    

     Yours faithfully,

    

     Tony Brassington

    

     -------------------------------------------------------------------

    

     Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

     [FOI #97683 email]

    

     Is [Stoke on Trent City Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information

     requests to Stoke on Trent City Council? If so, please contact us

     using this form:

    

     Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be

     published on the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

     http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offic...

    

     If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your

     web manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

    

    

     -------------------------------------------------------------------

 

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From: Tony Brassington

23 January 2012

Dear FOI,

Thank you for your reply to my request, could you please clarify a
few points in your answer:

In your response to question 1 you reply that "A, B, C roads"
routinely treated, could you tell me what are A, B, C roads, what
classification system is used to decide if a road is A, B, C and
who makes that decision.

In your reply to question 2 you state "The City Council does not
have a criteria for adding or removing roads, streets or highways
from the road treatment schedule" Then go on to say that "Issues
such as traffic flow, the gritting vehicle being able to turn
around safely should they need to do so and accessibility would be
considered." Could you tell me if these are the only criteria used
or are there others please.

In your reply to question 2 you reply "The City Council does not
have a criteria for adding or removing roads, streets or highways
from the road treatment schedule. If a request is made for a road
to be added this would be taken into consideration. Yet in the
reply to question 3 you state "The City Council does not have a
procedure to add or remove roads." Could you please tell me whether
there is a procedure to process requests for roads to be added to
the schedule and the details of that procedure including the
department to which an application should be made.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Brassington

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From: FOI
Stoke on Trent City Council

24 January 2012

Dear Mr Brassington
Your request for information
Thank you for your request for information about the classification of
roads. Your request was received on 24 January 2012 and I am dealing with
it under the terms of the appropriate Information Rights legislation.
In some circumstances we may charge for information. If there is a charge
I will let you know as you will have to pay it before we deal with your
request.
Some information does not have to be released under this legislation. We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible. If another person or organisation is named in the information we
may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.
 
You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 21
February 2012, in line with the legislations 20 working day statutory
deadline.
 
For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[1]www.stoke.gov.uk.
 
If you have any queries about this letter/email please do not hesitate to
contact me.
Yours sincerely,
Information Rights
 
 
Information Rights | Support: Business Services 
City of Stoke-on-Trent 
GF23 Stoke Town Hall  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH
t 01782 232853
e [2][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
 
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Brassington
[[3]mailto:[FOI #97683 email]]
Sent: 23 January 2012 20:12
To: FOI
Subject: Re: S0T13004
 
     Dear FOI,
 
     Thank you for your reply to my request, could you please clarify a
     few points in your answer:
 
     In your response to question 1 you reply that "A, B, C roads"
     routinely treated, could you tell me what are A, B, C roads, what
     classification system is used to decide if a road is A, B, C and
     who makes that decision.
 
     In your reply to question 2 you state "The City Council does not
     have a criteria for adding or removing roads, streets or highways
     from the road treatment schedule" Then go on to say that "Issues
     such as traffic flow, the gritting vehicle being able to turn
     around safely should they need to do so and accessibility would be
     considered." Could you tell me if these are the only criteria used
     or are there others please.
 
     In your reply to question 2 you reply "The City Council does not
     have a criteria for adding or removing roads, streets or highways
     from the road treatment schedule. If a request is made for a road
     to be added this would be taken into consideration. Yet in the
     reply to question 3 you state "The City Council does not have a
     procedure to add or remove roads." Could you please tell me whether
     there is a procedure to process requests for roads to be added to
     the schedule and the details of that procedure including the
     department to which an application should be made.
 
     Yours sincerely,
 
     Tony Brassington
 
     -----Original Message-----
 
     Dear Mr Brassington,
 
      
 
     Your request for information on road gritting
 
      
 
     We have now considered your request for information and a copy of
     the
     information is below.
 
      
 
     1. Please provide a year by year table covering the years 2006 to
     2011 of
     all roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the city
     of Stoke
     on Trent that are or were routinely treated by Stoke on Trent city
     council
     for ice and snow as weather conditions demand(ed).
 
      
 
     The City Council does not have year by year information about the
     treatment of roads in adverse weather conditions. The Council's
     policy is
     to Treat A, B, C roads and frequent use bus routes. The only
     possible
     changes would be to bus routes and these are checked prior to the
     start of
     every winter season and also last year we increased the number of
     roads
     treated to include access to blue light services and High Schools
     around
     exam time.
 
      
 
     Provided below is a link to the City Councils gritting web pages.
     Towards
     the bottom of the web page is a further link to a map that you may
     find
     useful. It shows the roads that are gritted and the location of
     salt bins.
 
      
 
     [1]click here to view information about gritting and a link to a
     map of
     the roads we grit and the location of salt bins
 
      
 
     2. Please also supply the details of all criteria used when a
     decision is
     made to add or remove any roads, streets or highways to or from
     the
     schedule for road treatment as described above.
 
      
 
     The City Council does not have a criteria for adding or removing
     roads,
     streets or highways from the road treatment schedule. If a request
     is made
     for a road to be added this would be taken into consideration.
     Issues such
     as traffic flow, the gritting vehicle being able to turn around
     safely
     should they need to do so and accessablity would be considered.
     Sometimes
     when considering adding a road to the treatment schedule a trial
     will be
     agreed with residents that when snow is predicted their road will
     be
     treated. It would then become permanent when it was confirmed that
     the
     treatment is of benefit.
 
      
 
     No roads have been removed since 2006 from the gritting schedule.
 
      
 
     3. Please also supply full details of the procedure followed in
     the
     decision making process to change the list of roads, streets or
     highways
     to be treated for ice and snow as weather conditions demand.
 
      
 
     The City Council does not have a procedure to add or remove roads.
 
      
 
     4. Please also supply all details of the process followed to
     consult
     residents or other affected parties prior to any addition to or
     removal
     from the list of roads, streets and highways within the boundaries
     of the
     city of Stoke on Trent to be routinely treated by Stoke on Trent
     city
     council for ice and snow as weather conditions demand.
 
      
 
     There is no specific consulation process, please refer back to the
     answer
     to question 2.
 
      
 
     The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
     purposes. Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the
     public may
     be subject to the issue of a licence under the Reuse of Public
     Sector
     Information Regulations 2005.
 
      
 
     If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate
     to
     contact me.
 
      
 
     If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation
     to your
     request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our
     decision,
     you should write to: Freedom of Information and Data Protection
     Manager,
     Support: Business Services, Stoke Town Hall, Glebe Street, ST4 1HH
     or
     email [Stoke on Trent City Council request email].
 
      
 
     If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you
     may ask
     the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
     Information
     Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have already used
     our
     appeal procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted
     at: The
     Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
     Wilmslow,
     Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
      
 
     Yours sincerely,
 
     Information Rights
 
      
 
      
 
     Information Rights | Support: Business Services 
 
     City of Stoke-on-Trent 
 
     GF23 Stoke Town Hall  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH
 
     t 01782 232853
 
     e [2][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
 
      
 
      
 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
     [FOI #97683 email]
 
     Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be
     published on the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
     [4]http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offic...
 
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     web manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.
 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 
 

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From: FOI
Stoke on Trent City Council

24 January 2012

Dear Mr Brassington,
 
Your request for clarification on gritting
 
We have now considered your further request for information and a copy of
the information is below.
 
Road classification is carried out by the Secretary of State for
Transportation and Stoke-on-Trent City Council as all other councils
around the country follow this classification. A, B and C roads consist of
all major roads in the road network. This can also be determined by the
amount of traffic and the width of the road.
 
To clarify, there is no set procedure for adding roads to the gritting
routes.  Should we receive requests to add a road then we would consider
issues such as traffic flow, the incline on the street and the ability of
the gritting vehicle being able to turn around safely in the road/street,
such roads would then form a secondary gritting route which would be
undertaken when all our other priorities are completed and as and when
plant resources and materials become available.  In line with this we do
have a few roads which we would treat only when we have the threat of snow
and they are not treated routinely.  Roads would only be removed from the
list should they be de-classified by the Secretary of State for
Transportation, or if a frequent use bus route is changed or added. 
 
Any requests for roads/streets to be added should be sent in the first
instance to Bob Brock Team Manager Highways Responsive Maintenance,
Highways Depot, Federation Road Burslem, ST6 4HU.
 
I trust that this answers your query regarding this matter  
 
The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
purposes. Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public may
be subject to the issue of a licence under the Reuse of Public Sector
Information Regulations 2005.
 
If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to
contact me.
 
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to: Freedom of Information and Data Protection Manager,
Support: Business Services, Stoke Town Hall, Glebe Street, ST4 1HH or
email [Stoke on Trent City Council request email].
 
If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask
the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have already used our
appeal procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely,
Information Rights
 
 
Information Rights | Support: Business Services 
City of Stoke-on-Trent 
GF23 Stoke Town Hall  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH
t 01782 232853
e [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
 
 
_____________________________________________
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Brassington
[[2]mailto:[FOI #97683 email]]
Sent: 23 January 2012 20:12
To: FOI
Subject: Re: S0T13004
 
     Dear FOI,
 
     Thank you for your reply to my request, could you please clarify a
     few points in your answer:
 
     In your response to question 1 you reply that "A, B, C roads"
     routinely treated, could you tell me what are A, B, C roads, what
     classification system is used to decide if a road is A, B, C and
     who makes that decision.
 
     In your reply to question 2 you state "The City Council does not
     have a criteria for adding or removing roads, streets or highways
     from the road treatment schedule" Then go on to say that "Issues
     such as traffic flow, the gritting vehicle being able to turn
     around safely should they need to do so and accessibility would be
     considered." Could you tell me if these are the only criteria used
     or are there others please.
 
     In your reply to question 2 you reply "The City Council does not
     have a criteria for adding or removing roads, streets or highways
     from the road treatment schedule. If a request is made for a road
     to be added this would be taken into consideration. Yet in the
     reply to question 3 you state "The City Council does not have a
     procedure to add or remove roads." Could you please tell me whether
     there is a procedure to process requests for roads to be added to
     the schedule and the details of that procedure including the
     department to which an application should be made.
 
     Yours sincerely,
 
     Tony Brassington
 
     -----Original Message-----
 
     Dear Mr Brassington,
 
      
 
     Your request for information on road gritting
 
      
 
     We have now considered your request for information and a copy of
     the
     information is below.
 
      
 
     1. Please provide a year by year table covering the years 2006 to
     2011 of
     all roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the city
     of Stoke
     on Trent that are or were routinely treated by Stoke on Trent city
     council
     for ice and snow as weather conditions demand(ed).
 
      
 
     The City Council does not have year by year information about the
     treatment of roads in adverse weather conditions. The Council's
     policy is
     to Treat A, B, C roads and frequent use bus routes. The only
     possible
     changes would be to bus routes and these are checked prior to the
     start of
     every winter season and also last year we increased the number of
     roads
     treated to include access to blue light services and High Schools
     around
     exam time.
 
      
 
     Provided below is a link to the City Councils gritting web pages.
     Towards
     the bottom of the web page is a further link to a map that you may
     find
     useful. It shows the roads that are gritted and the location of
     salt bins.
 
      
 
     [1]click here to view information about gritting and a link to a
     map of
     the roads we grit and the location of salt bins
 
      
 
     2. Please also supply the details of all criteria used when a
     decision is
     made to add or remove any roads, streets or highways to or from
     the
     schedule for road treatment as described above.
 
      
 
     The City Council does not have a criteria for adding or removing
     roads,
     streets or highways from the road treatment schedule. If a request
     is made
     for a road to be added this would be taken into consideration.
     Issues such
     as traffic flow, the gritting vehicle being able to turn around
     safely
     should they need to do so and accessablity would be considered.
     Sometimes
     when considering adding a road to the treatment schedule a trial
     will be
     agreed with residents that when snow is predicted their road will
     be
     treated. It would then become permanent when it was confirmed that
     the
     treatment is of benefit.
 
      
 
     No roads have been removed since 2006 from the gritting schedule.
 
      
 
     3. Please also supply full details of the procedure followed in
     the
     decision making process to change the list of roads, streets or
     highways
     to be treated for ice and snow as weather conditions demand.
 
      
 
     The City Council does not have a procedure to add or remove roads.
 
      
 
     4. Please also supply all details of the process followed to
     consult
     residents or other affected parties prior to any addition to or
     removal
     from the list of roads, streets and highways within the boundaries
     of the
     city of Stoke on Trent to be routinely treated by Stoke on Trent
     city
     council for ice and snow as weather conditions demand.
 
      
 
     There is no specific consulation process, please refer back to the
     answer
     to question 2.
 
      
 
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From: Tony Brassington

24 January 2012

Dear FOI,
Thank you for your speedy clarification

Yours sincerely,

Tony Brassington

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