Tag Archives : winter


Weather impact latest: Services returning to normal

UPDATE PM: FRIDAY 2 MARCH We are working hard to get our services back to normal levels and expect to back to business as usual on Monday. ROADS We will continue to grit our primary and secondary routes as necessary. Please make sure cars are not parked where they might obstruct the gritters and emergency […]


Bin rounds affected by weather conditions – the latest

Our crews have continued to collect bins across much of the city despite the weather although there have been problems with some of the more minor roads. Areas and streets that have not been done today include: • Eggbuckland • Honicknowle • Crownhill • Derriford • Whitleigh • Peverell • Mutley • Manadon Honickowle has […]


Be Safe, Be Seen on Plymouth’s roads this winter

We’re teaming up with Radio Plymouth and SWH Group to remind all road users to ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ during the autumn and winter months. The clocks have gone back, the days are getting shorter and darker, wetter and colder conditions are starting to set in – which means pedestrians and cyclists are less visible to […]


New vehicle fleet to keep Plymouth’s roads moving this winter

Five new multi-function vehicles will help to keep Plymouth’s roads moving this winter. The new trucks have a quick-change body, which means the chassis can be easily fitted with a gritter, tipper or ‘hotbox’ attachment for repairing defects. As well as planned construction and maintenance they can be used for more reactive works and will […]


Be Safe, Be Seen on Plymouth’s roads this winter

We’re teaming up with Radio Plymouth again for this year’s Be Safe, Be Seen road safety campaign. The annual campaign reminds pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – especially children and young people on their school journeys – to make sure they can be seen during the winter months With the clocks going back on Sunday 25 October, […]


Gritters out on Plymouth’s roads tonight

With temperatures forecast to fall below zero degrees tonight, all primary and secondary gritting routes in and around Plymouth will be treated to stop icy patches from forming. Our highways contractor Amey has its winter service team on standby 24 hours a day from the beginning of October to the end of March each year. During […]


Chance for youngsters to name a Council road gritter

Primary school children in Plymouth are being challenged to get creative and ‘Name a Gritter’ this winter.  Our gritting fleet is ready for the winter season and our highways contractor Amey has organised the competition to find a suitable name for one of the vehicles. Two of the gritters that will be out keeping the […]


New grit bin for Westcountry Close

Residents in and around Westcountry Close in Weston Mill will find it easier to get around safely this winter, thanks to a new community grit bin funded through our Living Streets scheme. Council Leader and local ward councillor Tudor Evans provided the grit bin through his Living Streets budget to make it easier for people […]