Essex County Council has made one tonne of bagged salt available to every Town and Parish Council and County Council Member whose ward covers urban un-parished areas, if they want to sign up to the scheme. This will help them respond to the needs of their local community and build resilience during periods of heavy snow.
All Parishes/Town councils and Members covering un-parished areas are contacted earlier in the year and asked to submit a form before a deadline of the 24 July in order that the quantity of salt required for the scheme could be ordered and countywide delivery arranged.
We do not re-stock during the year and do not have the storage available to accommodate people wishing to sign up past the deadline.
The launch of the scheme was earlier this year following feedback that participants wanted more time to plan the areas they wanted to target in the community, recruit volunteers and issue the salt to them prior to the winter season so they could be ready.
Full details of the scheme and a list of participants can be viewed from the Salt Bag Partnership page.