As the Winter weather sets in and temperatures dip below freezing here is some advice on how to find out about grtting in your area. 

  • Grit bins and salt heaps are provided at various points, usually in villages or on untreated roads, so you can help keep roads and pavements in your area free from ice.

  • Derbyshire County Council own and maintain 803 grit bins across the county but is unable to provide additional grit bins in new locations.  The grit provided is for use to clear public pavements and roads only. It is not for use on private property. If you are caught taking grit or salt for use on private property, such as driveways, you may be prosecuted.

  • You can report grit bins problems on the Derbyshire County Council website. 

  • For the latest information, gritting routes and to request a road to be gritted call Derbyshire on 01629 533190 or head to

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
0115 907 2244
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