Become a snow warden | Become a snow warden | Medway Council

 

We are looking for residents in Medway to volunteer as snow wardens. Snow wardens play a vital role in clearing snow from footways in residential areas 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 choose and agree a section of footway, which they will be asked to clear and treat.


View our map showing the areas covered by our existing community of snow wardens to help you select your own area to take part. Our snow wardens contribute on an entirely voluntary basis. They may not be able to clear and treat these sections on every occasion and they do not have to. Their help is greatly appreciated when they can assist us in creating safer routes for our local residents.

This map was last updated on 1 September 2020 and will not include more recent changes.

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 the roads. Conditions vary across Medway from hour to hour. If there is white frost on cars and grass in the morning you may come across icy patches on the roads.

We keep local radio stations and TV networks up to date on current gritting and road conditions.

You can also see updates with gritting, hazards and forecasts on our Medway Highways Twitter page.