We are looking for residents in Medway to volunteer as snow wardens. Snow wardens play a vital role in clearing snow from paths and residential roads during the winter.

Volunteers will be allocated:

  • 25kg bag of road salt
  • hand spreader
  • snow shovel
  • pair of gloves
  • high visibility vest

During wintry conditions, volunteers will be asked to clear and treat footpaths in a section of pavement allocated to them, normally close to where they live.

How to apply

To apply:

Once we've received your application a member of staff will contact you and arrangements will be made to deliver equipment and salt.

What you'll be doing

See how snow warden's help keep Medway safe in our short video.

Rush hour snowfall

When snow falls at rush hour, early gritting cannot take place due to traffic congestion. Roads can still have icy patches and drivers should remain vigilant and aware of the need to drive carefully at all times.

How to tell if roads are icy or not

It is often difficult to tell when ice is forming on roads and conditions will probably vary across Medway from hour to hour. If there is a white frost on grass and cars in the morning, you may encounter icy patches on the roads. We keep local radio stations and TV networks informed about road conditions and tell the media when the main routes are gritted.

We do our best to ensure that the main routes are safe to use, but you must take extra care in wintry weather.