Keighley Town Council took on the responsibility of the grit bins within the parish in 2007. This had arisen from requests from residents that the Town Council considered. The District Councillors purchased a number of grit bins around the same time and requested KTC to take on the responsibility for them. Some of these were taken over. Further information on winter weather, gritting and disruptions can be found on this page or on the Highways Authority page, Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
The Town Council is responsible for the 61 grit bins within the parish. A list of these bins can be viewed here. These bins are clearly marked with the Town Council logo.
The Town Council grit bins are replenished at the start of the winter period and during the winter as resources permit. All other grit bins are refilled by the Highways Authority of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. To request a refill for a Town Council grit bin, please ring 01535 618252. For all other grit bins, please contact BMDC on 01274 431000 or alternativelty complete the online form. Please act responsibly for the good of the wider community and do not take grit to use on your own driveway as this will have an impact on local road safety. Grit for clearing your footpath and driveway can be purchased at local DIY or Hardware retailers.
How to apply for a grit bin
The Town Council has adopted a Grit Bin Policy and Procedure for dealing with request from residents within the parish. For your application to be considered we ask that you read the key factors below.
We will assess the proposed site for your bin in relation to visibility, obstruction and distance from the edge of the road. If your application is approved we will send send you a confirmation letter, however If we can't approve the application, we will then contact you to discuss it.
Keys Factors that are considered
Height of land i.e. altitude, Highway gradient, Highway safety and Distance to next grit box. Other factors e.g. elderly persons' accommodation; known water problems; junction problems; unadopted status.The Town Council will not provide grit bins:
Grit bins shall only be located where at least one of the criteria in List (A) are met and all the remaining seven in List (B) in the case of a new location