Grit bins / Gritting of roads

North Yorkshire County Council are responsible for gritting of public highways in Escrick. 

The only roads that they grit in Escrick are the A19 and Skipwith Road. Pavements aren’t gritted anywhere in North Yorkshire outside the major town-centres. More details are available on their website:

To supplement this, the Parish Council bought and fill several grit bins at high footfall locations. 

These are for community spirited residents to use to spread grit on pavements/junctions.

The Parish Council provides the grit, but doesn’t provide a grit spreading service. 

There are grit bins located at: 

  • Main St/Carr Lane junction 
  • The Glade/Carr Lane junction 
  • Main St by the entrance to the village hall
  • Main St/Escrick Park Gardens junction (this grit bin is provided by NYCC)

The locations were chosen to cover the busiest pedestrian routes to/from school, the Fulford school bus, and public amenities.

Please do feel free to grab an old plant pot and spread grit on the pavement - this can also be done the night before ice is forecast. 

Some people have raised concerns that they may be sued if they spread grit on pavements.  Central government guidance is that this is unlikely to be the case.

The Parish Council tries to monitor the grit levels and replenish when necessary (this is much cheaper to do in the summer months), however if you notice a bin that needs filling - please contact us.

Please note that the grit is for use on public highways and pavements (please don't take it for private drives/paths). If you need grit for your drive or private footpaths, this can be purchased from most DIY stores and garden centres.