Snow wardens are volunteers who play an active role in their community when the weather takes a turn for the worst.
They help clear pavements and pathways of snow and ice in their local area. This will not only help your neighbours but also our more vulnerable residents who can't help themselves.
How much time you put in is up to you - all we ask is that you do as much as you can. Snow warden duties are seasonal and at times you will need to be reactive to the weather conditions.
What area you cover is up to you too. You can carry out your snow wardens duties on your own street, housing estate or local area.
Guidance and support
When signing up to become a snow warden we will contact you first of all to go through the role in more detail and provide any necessary training and answer any questions you may have.
To support you in your role we will provide you with:
- a high visibility vest
- a snow shovel and
- rock salt (which you will be required to store at your home).
During the winter months we will notify you regularly when we anticipate snow or freezing conditions so that you can be prepared.
Volunteers will be given guidance on how to clear snow and ice safely.
- Visit YouTube to watch a short video on how to effectively spread salt, produced by Derbyshire County Council.
- Visit the GOV.UK website for guidance on clearing snow from a road, path or cycleway.
- Download the volunteer handbook, this provides information on what it means to be a volunteer with the Council.
Whilst acting on behalf of the Council in this role, snow wardens will be covered as a volunteer under the Council's insurance policies.
Volunteers will also be asked to confirm they are 'fit to participate', where they agree that they are fit and able to perform the duties of a snow warden.
Last updated: 16/10/2020 14:42