Decision details

Highways Winter Service Arrangements 2011/12

Decision Maker: Cabinet,

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report by the Director of Technical Services advised Members of the Highways Winter Service arrangements for 2011/12 (previously termed Winter Maintenance).


Under Section 111 of the Railways and Transport Act 2003, the Council, as highway authority for Wirral, had a duty


 “…to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that safe passage along a highway is not endangered by snow or ice”.


Councillor H Smith informed that a number of gritting routes had been extended.  He also congratulated the staff involved on their achievements.




(1)  the contents of the report be noted; and


(2)  the revised Highways Winter Service Operational Plan including gritting route proposals recommended following a review of the highway winter maintenance operations in 2010/11 be approved.


Publication date: 29/11/2011

Date of decision: 24/11/2011

Decided at meeting: 24/11/2011 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/12/2011

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