Winter Service Plan 2019 2020 - Orkney Islands Council

 
Winter Service Plan
                     2019 – 2020

Gavin Barr Executive Director.

Development and Infrastructure.

September 2019.
Contents
  Introduction ............................................................................................................. 4

     Notes................................................................................................................... 4

     Table A: Summary of Map Changes Following Consultation .............................. 4

  Winter Service Policy Statement 2019 - 2020 ........................................................ 6

  Part A - Salting, Gritting and Snow Clearing ........................................................... 7

     1. Statement of Policies ...................................................................................... 7

     2. Response Time on Receipt of a Weather Warning ......................................... 7

     3. Periods of Cover ............................................................................................. 7

     4. Treatment Time ............................................................................................... 7

     5. Standards ........................................................................................................ 7

     6. Carriageway and Footway Hierarchy .............................................................. 8

     7. Weather Forecasts etc. ................................................................................. 10

     8. Supervising and Operational Personnel ........................................................ 10

     9. Plant and Vehicles ........................................................................................ 10

     10. Operational Communications Systems ....................................................... 11

     11. Bulk Salt and Storage Facilities................................................................... 11

     12. Salt and Grit Bins or Heaps ......................................................................... 11

     13. Budget ......................................................................................................... 11

     14. Islands Services .......................................................................................... 12

     15. Media Communication ................................................................................ 12

     16. Performance Monitoring etc. ....................................................................... 12

     17. Documentation of Decision Making Procedures.......................................... 12

     18. List of Appendices – Winter Maintenance Plan 2019 – 2020 ...................... 13

     Appendix 1 – Road Maps .................................................................................. 14

     Appendix 2 – Footway, Footpath and Pedestrian Area Maps ........................... 15

     Appendix 3 – Footways in Amenity and Sheltered Housing Schemes. ............. 16

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Appendix 4 – Non - adopted Roads .................................................................. 18

    Appendix 5 - Salt and Grit Bins or Heaps .......................................................... 19

    Appendix 6 - Car Parks ..................................................................................... 28

  PART B - Extraordinary Works Associated with Flooding (Integrated Service with
  Salting, Gritting and Snow Clearing) and Street Lighting ...................................... 30

    1. Statement of Policies .................................................................................... 30

    2. Period of Cover ............................................................................................. 30

    3. Response Times ........................................................................................... 30

    4. Initial Response............................................................................................. 30

    5. Priority of Works and Response .................................................................... 30

    6. Sequence of Works ....................................................................................... 31

    7. Reporting Incidents ....................................................................................... 31

    8. Flooding ........................................................................................................ 31

    9. Street Lighting ............................................................................................... 31

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Winter Service Plan 2019 - 2020
Introduction
Notes
1. Following the annual review of the Council’s Winter Service Plan for the winter of
2018-2019 this document has been revised.

2. Any changes to route priority are detailed in Table A and any additional salt bins
are detailed in Appendix 5.

Table A: Summary of Map Changes Following Consultation
Roads

Area.         Location.            Existing    New       Note.
                                   Priority.   Priority.
Firth.        Grandon Road.        P2S.        P2.        School bus routes amended.
Firth.        Holland Road.        P3.         P2S.       School bus routes amended.
Hoy.          East Branch Road.    P2S.        P2.        School bus routes amended.
Hoy.          Kings Road.          P2.         P2S.       School bus routes amended.
Holm.         B9052 (Memorial      P2S.        P1.        Amended following request from
              to A961).                                   Community Council.
Holm.         Moss Road.           P1.         P2S.       Amended following review of
                                                          B9052 above.
Rousay.       Bigland Road.        P2S.        P2.        School bus routes amended.
Rousay.       Hurtiso Road.        P2S.        P2.        School bus routes amended.
Rousay.       Sourin Road.         P2S.        P2.        School bus routes amended.
Kirkwall      Orkney College       Not         P2.        Amended following request.
                                   currently
                                   treated.
Stromness     Garson Road from     P3.         P1.        Relocation of St Peters Care
              Garson Way to                               Home.
              Coplands Road.
Stromness     Coplands Road.       P3.         P1.        Relocation of St Peters Care
                                                          Home.

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Footways and Footpaths

Area.       Location.               Existing     New       Note.
                                    Priority.    Priority.
Kirkwall    New Scapa Road          P2.          P1.      Relocation of Balfour Hospital.
            from Hornersquoy to
            Pipersquoy Road.

Kirkwall    New Scapa Road          P3           P1.      Relocation of Balfour Hospital.
            from Pipersquoy
            Road to new zebra
            crossing

Kirkwall    Ayre Road from          P3.          P1.      Upgraded following review.
            Burgh Road to
            Waterfront West Car
            Park.

Kirkwall    Ayre Road from          P2.          P1.      Upgraded following review.
            Waterfront West Car
            Park to Kiln Corner

Kirkwall    Ayre Road from Ayre     Not          P2.      Upgraded following review.
            Mills Roundabout to     currently.
            Crossing over to        treated.
            Ayre Mills car park.

Kirkwall    Ayre Road               Not          P1       Amended following public
            Cycletrack from         currently             requests to serve Hatston
            Waterfront West Car     treated.              Industrial Estate.
            Park to Hatston Slip.

Kirkwall    Footway between         Not          P2       Upgraded following review.
            Ayre Road and Ayre      currently
            Mills Car Park.         treated.

Kirkwall    Pickaquoy Road          Not          P2       Upgraded following review.
            from Muddisdale         currently
            Road to Ayre Mills      treated.
            Roundabout.

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Winter Service Policy Statement 2019 - 2020
1. Orkney Islands Council, through Development and Infrastructure aims to provide a
winter service which allows the safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians on roads
and keeps delays caused by adverse winter weather to a minimum.

2. The Council as Roads Authority will set the standards and level of service, make
adequate budgetary provision to achieve the standards, and approve a carriageway
and footway hierarchy.

3. The operational management of the service will be provided by the Executive
Director of Development and Infrastructure. The service will be delivered using in-
house resources and other contractors as appropriate.

4. The service will be provided in accordance with the aims and objectives of the
Council Plan 2018-2023, the Development and Infrastructure Service Plans the
Roads Management and Maintenance Plan 2018 - 2023 and this Winter Service
Policy Statement.

5. Development and Infrastructure will prepare a carriageway and footway hierarchy
for precautionary gritting, post gritting and snow clearing and a Winter Service Plan
which will be reviewed annually by the Council following the confirmation of the
Council's Revenue estimates and Capital Programme.

6. The standard of performance achieved, and all the fixed and variable costs
incurred will be monitored annually and reported to the Executive Director of
Development and Infrastructure.

7. The Executive Director of Development and Infrastructure will report to the Council
annually on the standard of service achieved, the costs involved and where changes
or improvements to the level of services should be considered.

8. The Executive Director of Development and Infrastructure may, in certain
circumstances due to severe weather conditions or other conditions, amend or
suspend part of the Winter Service Plan to achieve the best service that the
prevailing conditions will allow.

9. The Executive Director of Development and Infrastructure may carry out trials
whenever necessary on proposals to improve the service prior to the review.

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Part A - Salting, Gritting and Snow Clearing
1. Statement of Policies
The winter service operation should be delivered in accordance with the Council's
Winter Service Policy Statement.

2. Response Time on Receipt of a Weather Warning
The target response time is one hour. This is the mobilisation period for commencing
winter service operations (that is gathering employees and preparing equipment)
following receipt of a weather warning. Once treatment has commenced the target
completion time for Carriageway Priority 1’s is 2 hours.

3. Periods of Cover
The winter service will be provided during the period 1 November – 31 March the
following year and may be extended as necessary. Routine treatment and snow
clearing must be delivered throughout the winter season except for 25-26 December
and 1-2 January when only a limited service must be provided. A full service will be
provided on all other days observed by the workforce as local holidays.

4. Treatment Time
4.1. Carriageways
Routine salting and gritting - treatment to commence not earlier than 06:00 and no
new routes to be undertaken (started) after 18:00.

Routine snow clearance - treatment to commence not earlier than 06:00 and no new
routes to be undertaken (started) after 18:00 in normal weather conditions.

Emergencies - 24-hour cover will be provided for emergencies notified via the Police
only.

4.2 Footways
A prioritised service will be provided Monday-Saturday, 06:00 to 16:00. A reduced
service, subject to available resources, will be provided on all days observed by the
workforce as local holidays.

5. Standards
5.1. Salting and Gritting - Carriageways
Priority 1 Routes - on receipt of frost or snow warning but subject to judgement and
local experience.

Priority 2 Routes - only when adverse conditions become apparent and when all
priority 1 routes have been completed.

Priority 3 Routes - not normally treated unless conditions are severe and likely to
persist for several days (and provided physical resources are available after treating
the higher priority routes). The priority of works should be areas with steep hills or

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where there is a higher number of vehicle movements such as at shops, post offices
etc.

5.2. Snow Clearance – Carriageways
General - should be started as soon as practicable and the need for it becomes
apparent beginning with Priority 1 routes and then Priority 2 as equipment is
available.

Priority 1 Routes - should not remain impassable to heavy vehicles for more than 6
hours in rural areas or 4 hours in urban areas EXCEPT under exceptional weather
conditions and when snow is drifting.

Priority 2 Routes - should not remain impassable to heavy vehicles for more than 6
hours in urban areas or 24 hours in rural areas EXCEPT under exceptional weather
conditions and when snow is drifting.

Priority 3 Routes - to be made passable to heavy vehicles within 48 hours wherever
possible after dealing with the higher priority routes and only when conditions are
severe and likely to persist for several days. The priority of works should be areas
with steep hills or where there are higher number of vehicle movements such as at
shops, post offices etc.

5.3. Salting and Gritting – Footways, Footpaths and Pedestrian Areas
Footways and footpaths in Kirkwall and Stromness have been prioritised and will be
treated according to their priority.

5.4. Snow Clearing – Footways, Footpaths and Pedestrian Areas
Footways and footpaths in Kirkwall and Stromness have been prioritised and will be
cleared according to their priority. Gaps will be formed in piled snow at roadsides at
bus-stops and at crossing points.

Any surplus labour available due to closing of normal works will be transferred to this
work if instructed following a decision by the Roads and Environmental Services
Manager.

6. Carriageway and Footway Hierarchy
This hierarchy excludes roads on islands not connected by Ro-Ro services.
Appendix 1 shows the roads covered and their priorities. Additions will be added to
this appendix as new roads are adopted.

6.1. Salting and Gritting Carriageways

   •   Priority 1
   •   Primary routes.
   •   Important Principal roads.
   •   Roads leading to important industrial establishments.
   •   Hospitals.
   •   Fire Stations.
   •   Transport Terminals.

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•   Selected bus routes.
    •   Important journey-to-work routes.
    •   Known trouble spots.

    •   Priority 2
    •   Other known trouble spots (not on Priority 1).
    •   Remaining principal roads.
    •   Town centres.
    •   School bus routes (Priority 2S) treated before other priority 2 routes on school
        days where resources permit.
    •   Surgeries.

    •   Priority 3
    •   Rural roads to shops, post offices etc.
    •   Housing scheme roads with steep accesses.
    •   All other roads commencing in the most populated areas.
    •   School bus routes treated as 2S on school days.

6.2. Snow Clearance Carriageways
Priority 1
•   Primary routes.
•   Principal roads.
•   Roads leading to hospitals and fire stations.
•   Roads leading to important industrial establishments.
•   Roads leading to transport terminals.
•   Selected bus routes.
•   Important journey-to-work routes.
•   Known trouble spots.
•   Danger spots such as on bridges or steep hills.

Priority 2
•   Other known trouble spots.
•   School bus routes (Priority 2S) treated before other priority 2 routes on school
    days where resources permit.
•   Roads leading to schools.
•   Roads leading to surgeries.
•   Roads serving shopping centres.
•   Single accesses to isolated villages.
•   Main food supply routes.

Priority 3 (not normally treated unless conditions severe)
•   Minor side roads.
•   Minor side and farm roads.
•   Residential roads.
•   School bus routes treated as 2S on school days where resources permit.

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6.3 Salting, Gritting and Snow Clearing Footways, Footpaths and Pedestrian
Areas
A prioritised service will be provided on Monday to Saturday between 06:00 to 18:00
except for 25-26 December and 1-2 January. A further reduced service, subject to
the available resources will be provided on all days observed by the workforce as
local holidays.

6.3.1. Gritting and Snow clearing footways should be carried out as per the priorities
in Appendix 2.

6.3.2. General - although the service cannot be extended to housing developments,
residents should be encouraged to request salt/grit bins for self-help.

6.3.3. In amenity housing areas and sheltered schemes, the footways adjacent to the
public roads should be treated as in Appendix 3.

6.3.4. Salting, Gritting and Snow Clearing Car Parks

The service should be extended to all the main town car parks in Kirkwall and
Stromness from Monday to Saturday except 25-26 December and 1-2 January in the
same manner as the treatment of Priority 1 roads. When notified, car parks adjacent
to cemeteries will be treated prior to any funeral. After completion of the Priority 2
roads all other large car parks and housing scheme car parks on the Orkney
mainland should be treated as Priority 3. The list of car parks to be treated is set out
in Appendix 6.

6.3.5. Salting, Gritting and Snow Clearing for non - adopted Roads

Two categories exist, private roads and Council maintained roads, and these are
listed in Appendix 4 attached. For private roads the present practice of treating and
keeping clear the junctions with public roads will continue. For Council maintained
roads the treatment will be as for public roads Priority 3 ratings except for the
Kirkwall Grammar School Road, the Former Stromness Academy access road and
the Council Office Car Park Road which should be Priority 1.

7. Weather Forecasts etc.
Weather forecasts utilising thermal mapping and road sensors in Orkney will be
obtained by the Roads Operations Section and will form the objective basis on which
operational decisions will be made. A copy of each daily forecast will be forwarded
to the Roads Services Manager and a record maintained within the Roads Support
Section for audit purposes.

8. Supervising and Operational Personnel
Supervising and Operational Personnel will be engaged and trained by the Roads
Operations Section.

9. Plant and Vehicles
The Head of Infrastructure and Strategic Projects shall ensure the provision,
maintenance and replacement of all winter maintenance plant and vehicles.

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10. Operational Communications Systems
The Head of Infrastructure and Strategic Projects shall ensure that adequate means
of communications for operational purposes will be provided and maintained.

11. Bulk Salt and Storage Facilities
The Head of Infrastructure and Strategic Projects shall ensure the provision, safe
storage and handling of adequate supplies of salt to meet all winter maintenance
commitments.

12. Salt and Grit Bins or Heaps
Salt / grit bins and heaps will be deposited and maintained in locations such as
known trouble spots, steep hills, dangerous bends and densely populated areas not
on priority routes, as set out in Appendix 5. Additional bins and heaps may be
instructed from time to time.

The Council will provide salt or grit bins, for self-help by members of the public only
where the following criteria are met: -

   1. In general, where the location is not on a Priority 1 or 2 route;

   2. The bin shall not obstruct pedestrians;

   3. The location shall not obstruct junction sight lines;

   4. The location is not within 200 metres of another salt bin location;

   5. The location is within the boundary of the public road

   6. The Council will not provide bins in private roads or car parks or any other
      public or private property unless a service level agreement is in place.

Bins will only be located where they can be filled from a lorry and shall be
replenished on a regular basis during the winter period, as resources permit.

The location of each bin will be recorded in an electronic database, with a unique
identity code for each item.

Formal requests should be submitted to the Council’s Roads Services for
consideration.

Where the criteria for a bin are met the provision will be dependent on available
resources.

13. Budget
Budgets have been prepared recognising the fixed and variable costs associated
with the winter maintenance operation.

Payment for the service will be made in the following manner:

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13.1. The annual basic charge covering the provision of the service ("fixed" costs)
i.e. cost of forecasting, ice prediction, standby, patrols, standing costs of specialist
equipment and vehicles, and the cost of management of the service.

13.2. the operational charge covering actual delivery ("variable" costs) i.e. charges
for mobilised labour, plant and equipment, and the cost of salt and grit used.

14. Islands Services
14.1. The level of service for all main Ro-Ro connected islands will be the same as
the Orkney mainland (excludes Egilsay and Wyre).

14.2. The minimum level of service for the remaining islands will be as for Priority 3
routes for winter gritting and snow clearing. Additional grit boxes will be provided at
locations in consultation with the local Community Council during the Annual Review
of the Service.

14.3. Precautionary treatment will not be undertaken in the islands.

14.4 The local Community Council should liaise with the Roads Operations Manager
as quickly as possible where procedures are not being followed.

15. Media Communication
Communication with the media in relation to the winter maintenance service will only
be by the Executive Director of Development and Infrastructure or the officer
designated for that purpose.

16. Performance Monitoring etc.
Winter Service performance and expenditure will be monitored, and an annual report
of the performance presented to the Executive Director of Development and
Infrastructure.

The Executive Director of Development and Infrastructure will assess the winter
service in the spring of each year and report to the relevant service committee of the
Council on possible improvements to the service.

17. Documentation of Decision Making Procedures
All decision-making procedures are recorded and documented in an operational
diary.

Data sources will be:

•   Ice prediction.
•   Computer archive.
•   Weather forecasts.
•   Operational radio logs.
•   Telephone logs.

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18. List of Appendices – Winter Maintenance Plan 2019 – 2020
Appendix 1 – Road Maps
•   Map 1: East Mainland.
•   Map 2: West Mainland (including Finstown).
•   Map 3: Linked South Isles (including St Margaret’s Hope).
•   Map 4: South Isles (Graemsay, Hoy and Flotta).
•   Map 5: Kirkwall and Hatston.
•   Map 6: Stromness.
•   Map 7: Inner North Isles (Rousay, Egilsay, Wyre and Shapinsay).
•   Map 8: North East Outer North Isles (North Ronaldsay, Sanday and Stronsay).
•   Map 9: North West Outer North Isles (Papa Westray, Westray and Eday).
•   Map 10: Quoybanks area 20mph traffic calming gateways.

Appendix 2 – Footway, Footpath and Pedestrian Area Maps
Salting, Gritting and Snow Clearing – Footways, Footpaths and Pedestrian Areas

•   Map 11: Kirkwall Footway and Footpath Routes.
•   Map 12: Stromness Footway and Footpath Routes.

Appendix 3 - Salting, Gritting or Snow Clearing – Footways in Amenity and
Sheltered Housing Schemes.
Appendix 4 - Salting, Gritting and Snow Clearing for non-adopted Roads.
Appendix 5 - Salt and Grit Bins or Heaps.
Appendix 6 - Car Parks.

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Appendix 1 – Road Maps
•   Map 1: East Mainland.
•   Map 2: West Mainland (including Finstown).
•   Map 3: Linked South Isles (including St Margaret’s Hope).
•   Map 4: South Isles (Graemsay, Hoy and Flotta).
•   Map 5: Kirkwall and Hatston.
•   Map 6: Stromness.
•   Map 7: Inner North Isles (Rousay, Egilsay, Wyre and Shapinsay).
•   Map 8: North East Outer North Isles (North Ronaldsay, Sanday and Stronsay).
•   Map 9: North West Outer North Isles (Papa Westray, Westray and Eday).
•   Map 10: Quoybanks area 20mph traffic calming gateways.
On the Orkney Islands Council website, the individual maps are provided as
separate attachments (in PDF format) on the Winter Service Plan web page.

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Appendix 2 – Footway, Footpath and Pedestrian Area Maps
Salting, Gritting and Snow Clearing – Footways, Footpaths and Pedestrian Areas.

Priority 1, 2 and 3 routes will be cleared in frost or snow conditions.

Only one side of the road/street should be cleared/treated as per the priority
indicated.

•   Kirkwall Footway and Footpath Routes (Map 11).
•   Stromness Footway and Footpath Routes (Map 12).

On the Orkney Islands Council website, the individual maps are provided as
separate attachments (in PDF format) on the Winter Service Plan web page.

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Appendix 3 – Footways in Amenity and Sheltered Housing
Schemes.
In amenity and sheltered housing schemes, only the footways adjacent to the public
roads should be treated.

Description of codes in the following Appendix 3 information.

* = Facility closes in bad weather.

** = Treat Orkney Islands Council private road as 2.

NRP = Nearest Road Priority.

1. Orkney Islands Council Establishments

Risk Type.      Location.                                                 NRP.
Medium/High     Queen Sonja Kloss (physical disabled residential).                 3.
Risk.
                Eunson Kloss (elderly core and cluster).                           3.
                St Colm’s, Longhope, Hoy (elderly core and cluster).               2.
Medium          St Peter’s House, Stromness (elderly residential).                 1.
Risk.
                St Rognvald’s House, Kirkwall (elderly residential).             **1.
                Aurrida Hostel, Papdale Loan, Kirkwall (residential                2.
                children).
                St Colm’s Hostel (residential learning disability).                3.
                Smiddybrae, Dounby (elderly residential).                          1.
                Kalisgarth, Westray (elderly residential).                         2.
                Braeburn Court, St Margaret’s Hope (elderly residential            1.
                and sheltered housing).
Low Risk.       Lambaness, Kirkwall (elderly sheltered housing).                 2/3.
                Raes Close, Stromness (elderly sheltered housing).                 1.
                St Peter’s Park, Stromness (elderly sheltered housing).            2.
                *St Colm’s Day Centre (learning disability).                       3.
                *Gilbertson Day Centre (elderly).                                **1.
                *West Mainland Day Centre, Stenness (elderly).                   2S.

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2. Educational Establishments

Risk Type.    Location.                                               Priority.
Medium        Kirkwall Grammar School.                                      2S.
Risk.
              Papdale Primary School.                                       2S.
              Glaitness Primary School.                                     2S.
              Stromness Academy (Community School).                         2S.
              Stromness Primary School.                                     2S.
              Firth Primary School.                                         2S.
              Orkney College.                                               2S.
              Dounby Primary School (Community School).                     2S.
              St Andrews Primary School.                                    2S.
              Evie Primary School (Community School).                       2S.
              St Margaret’s Hope Primary School (Community School).         2S.
              Orphir Primary School (Community School).                     2S.
              Stenness Primary School (Community School).                   2S.
              Sanday (Community School).                                    2S.
              Stronsay Junior High School (Community School).               2S.
              Westray Junior High School (Community School).                2S.
              North Walls Junior High School (Community School).            2S.
              Shapinsay Primary School (Community School).                  2S.
              Rousay Primary School (Community School).                     2S.
Low Risk.     Eday Primary School (Community School).                       2S.
              Papa Westray Primary School (Community School).               2S.
              Burray Primary School.                                        2S.
              North Ronaldsay Primary School (Community School).2S          2S.

3. Private and Voluntary Sector Establishments

Location.
Marengo Centre, St Margaret’s Hope.

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Appendix 4 – Non - adopted Roads
Two categories exist - private roads and Council maintained roads.

1. Private Roads - keep clear junction with public road only.
The private roads include: Hornersquoy Lane, Linklater Drive, Brandyquoy, Weyland
Park, Main Street private housing, Earls Court, Willow Court (off The Keelies), two
roads off Willow Road, Hatston Park, Norseman Housing (Firth).

2. Council Owned Roads - treat as Priority 3.
Council maintained roads include: Palace Gardens, Castleyards, Whitechapel,
Gray's Noust, Mayburn Court, Pumpwell Park, St Rognvald's House, Spences
Square, Weyland Gait, Market Green (Dounby).

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Appendix 5 - Salt and Grit Bins or Heaps
Location of Grit Bins - Mainland
Birsay
•   Midhouse Road (Half way up brae).
•   Sunnybrae Road (Midbigging).

Burray
•   Bloomfield Road (Junction with A961).
•   Bloomfield Road (Junction with West Shore Road).
•   Leaburn (Far right corner of car park).
•   Ness Road (Junction with A961).
•   Sunfield (Junction with West Shore Road).
•   Upper Waston Road (Next to sub-station).
•   West Shore Road (Junction with Hillfield Road).

Deerness
•   Geo Road (Delday).
    Geo Road (Bottom of brae at shore).
•   Sands Park (Build out outside Valhalla).

Dounby
•   A966 (In grass in front of Number 9 Market Green).
•   Back Road (Post Office).
•   Market Green (In grass opposite number 3).
•   Quilco (In grass opposite Number 16).
•   Quilco (Opposite No.24)
•   Quilco (Parking spaces at back of Number 12).

Evie
•   Arwick Road (Mount).
•   Broch of Gurness road (Junction with A966).
•   Evie Housing Scheme (Next to bus stop).
•   Jubidee Road (Just above crossroads).

Firth
•   Acrelea Road (Community Centre).
•   A965 (Clairwood House).
•   A965 (Finstown Post Office).
•   A965 (Opposite Baikies).
•   Acrelea Road (At end of road).
•   Cruan Road (Junction with Old Finstown Road).
•   Cruan Road (Opposite Brekka).
•   Grandon Road (Asgard).
•   Grimond Place (Number 5).
•   Grimond Road (Opposite number 6).

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•   Grimond Square (On footpath next to Number 5).
•   Grimond Square (number 9).
•   Heddle Road (Brae Neuk).
•   Heddle Road (Breckan).
•   Heddle Road (Corner above Lismhor).
•   Heddle Road (Just up brae from Quarry).
•   Heddle Road (Stenaday).
•   Hill of Heddle (Opposite number 1).
•   Jewadale Drive (Opposite junction with Buckles Road).
•   Jewadale Drive (Opposite No.20).
•   Jib Park (At build out outside No.10)
•   Parkside (Bottom of car park).
•   Parkside (Parkhead Gardens).
•   North Horraldsay Road (Junction with A966).
•   Seafield (End of road).

Harray
•   Bimbister Road (At junction with A986 at Glenerne).
•   Community Centre.

Kirkwall
•   Annfield Crescent (Sub Station).
•   Annfield Park (Number 4).
•   Bellevue Park (Sub Station).
•   Berstane Road (Opposite Linklater Drive).
•   Berstane Lodge Road (At junction with Berstane Road).
•   Bosquoy Road (Number 1).
•   Bridge Street Wynd (Queen Street junction).
•   Burnett Brae (Opposite Number 1).
•   Burnside (Build out opposite number 19).
•   Burrian (Junction with Mooney Drive).
•   Buttquoy Drive (Centre of circle).
•   Buttquoy Park (Car park).
•   Clay Loan (Opposite Buttquoy Place).
•   Clay Loan (Opposite Earl Thorfinn Street).
•   Claymore Court (Royal Oak House).
•   Clumly Avenue (Number 6).
•   Council Offices (In grass at top of main car park).
•   Council Offices (King Street Car Park).
•   Craigie Crescent (steps up to Quoybanks Place).
•   Craigie Crescent (Garages behind number 14).
•   Craigie Crescent (Garages behind number 23).
•   Crantit Park (Junction with A964).
•   Cromwell Road (St Catherine’s Place junction).
•   Crowness Park (Fence on right hand side).
•   Crowness Place (Junction with Crowness Road).
•   Cursiter Crescent (Number 1).

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•   Douglas Loan (Junction with Moar Drive).
•   Easdale Close (Opposite number 3).
•   East Road (Orkney College layby).
•   East Road (Berstane Road sub-station).
•   Eastabist (Junction with Muir Drive).
•   Eunson Kloss (Number 1).
•   Eunson Kloss (Number 41).
•   Faraclett (End of garages).
•   Flett Road (At junction with Bignold Park Road)
•   Garrioch Street (Junction with Thoms Street).
•   Glaitness Park (Number 20).
•   Glaitness Park (Opposite number 1).
•   Glaitness Park (Opposite Phoenix Terrace).
•   Grainbank (Opposite Glenora).
•   Grainepark (Number 21a)
•   Grainepark (Shalimar).
•   Grassick Court (On footway in front of Desswood).
•   Great Western Road (Fire Station).
•   Grimsetter Place (Grimsetter Drive junction).
•   Helliar (Garages).
•   Hermaness (Junction with Muir Drive).
•   Hordaland (Corner at Number 8).
•   Hordaland (Number 22).
•   Hordaland (Number 27).
•   Ingale (Garages).
•   Inganess Place (Junction with Inganess Road).
•   Inganess Road (Balay Cottage).
•   Ingavoe Drive (Number 12).
•   Isbister Road (Number 7).
•   Islands View Road (Number 7).
•   King Haakon Street (Opposite No.1 on corner).
•   King Harald Kloss (Number 20).
•   King Harald Kloss (Corner at number 17).
•   King Street (Car Park at No.9).
•   Lambaness (Courtyard at number 25).
•   Lambaness (Garages).
•   Lambaness (Number 20).
•   Laverock Road (Junction with Clay Loan east).
•   Laverock Road (Junction with Clay Loan west).
•   Liberator Drive (4no.)
•   Linklet (Garages).
•   Lother (Number 2).
•   Lynn Crescent (Lynn Road Junction).
•   Lynn Crescent (Number 13).
•   Lynn Crescent (Number 33).
•   Lynn Park (Build out opposite number 19).
•   Mackenzies Drive (Build out at number 14).

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•   Manse Road (Corner opposite number 1).
•   McLeod Drive (Traffic calming build out).
•   Meadow Crescent (Footpath in front of No.5).
•   Meadow Drive (Footpath next to No.4).
•   Meadow Drive (Footpath next to No.18).
•   Meadow Park (On corner at No.20).
•   Meadowbank (car park outside number 13).
•   Meadowbank (Gable end number 74).
•   Meadowbank (Number 38).
•   Meadowbank (Number 51).
•   Meadowbank (Opposite number 29).
•   Moar Drive (Traffic calming build out).
•   Orkney College (Junction with East Road).
•   Otterswick (Number 7).
•   Otterswick Crescent (Number 10).
•   Papdale Close (Number 7).
•   Papdale Crescent (Papdale Place junction).
•   Papdale Drive (Junction with Papdale Road).
•   Papdale Loan (North of grass build out opposite Aurrida House).
•   Pickaquoy Loan (On lane next to No.32).
•   Queen Sonja Kloss (Number 5).
•   Queen Sonja Kloss (Number 31).
•   Quoybanks Crescent (Far corner of Car Park).
•   Quoybanks Crescent (Opposite Kirklands Road).
•   Quoybanks Drive (Junction with Quoybanks Crescent).
•   Quoybanks Place (Junction with Quoybanks Crescent).
•   Reid Crescent (Number 34).
•   Reid Crescent (Number 35).
•   Reid Crescent (Number 43).
•   Rendall Road (On west side of junction with Burnett Brae).
•   Ronaldsvoe (Number 17).
•   Rope Walk (Number 10).
•   Rope Walk (Number 33).
•   Rosebank (Opposite number 7).
•   Royal Oak Court (On bend at east end of garden of No.1)
•   Royal Oak Road (Corner at number 33).
•   Royal Oak Road (Number 3).
•   Royal Oak Road (Number 25).
•   Sabiston Crescent (Number 4).
•   Scapa Court (On east side of island outside number 12)
•   Skaill Road (In chips opposite number 7).
•   Soulisquoy Loan (Glaitness Road junction).
•   Soulisquoy Place (Number 20).
•   Soulisquoy Place (Number 21).
•   Springfield Drive (Berstane Road junction).
•   Strombery (Garages).
•   Summerdale Drive (Garages).

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•   Sutherland Park (Build out at number 18).
•   Sutherland Park (Number 2).
•   The Keelies (Willow Court).
•   Torness (Garages).
•   Upper Crantit Road (Brantwood).
•   Upper Crantit Road (Braedon Court).
•   Upper Crantit Road (Holm Branch junction).
•   Vasa (Left hand side opposite garages).
•   Victoria Lane (Number 5).
•   Viewfield Drive (Berstane Road junction).
•   Viking Place (Number 9).
•   Warrenfield Crescent (At end of road).
•   Warrenfield Drive (Garages).
•   Warrenfield Drive (Junction with Warrenfield Crescent).
•   Wasdale Crescent (Number 8).
•   Watersfield Road (Junction with Work Road).
•   Watson Park (Junction with Watson Drive).
•   Weyland Drive (Number 7).
•   Weyland Drive (Junction with Weyland Terrace).
•   Weyland Terrace (Greyharlings).
•   White Street (Number 22).

Orphir
•   A964 (School bus layby).
•   Kirk Park (Number 2).
•   Scorradale Road (Old School).
•   Smoogro Road (Junction with A964).
•   Smoogro Road (Opposite junction with Galaha).
•   Waulkmill Road (Opposite Waulkmill Lodge).

Rendall
•   Hackland Road (Hackland Church).
•   Lyde Road (Fiold).
•   Lyde Road (Lyde).
•   Lyde Road (Netherhouse).
•   Lyron Housing (Opposite number 2).
•   Tingwall Jetty (On bend between toilet and bus shelter).

Sandwick
•   Bristol Road (At right bend sign up brae from Quoyloo Road).
•   Daisybank (Parking spaces on left).
•   Quoyloo Road (Devil’s Elbow).

South Ronaldsay
•   B9042 (Top of brae just south of Herston).
•   Cleat Road (Junction with A961).

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•   Lythes Road (at corner opposite Mucklehouse).

•   Windwick Road (Double bend above Mhardale).
•   Windwick Road (Half way down brae from road to Trocaire).

St Andrew’s
•   B9052 (At end of footway opposite School)
•   Greenfield (Number 1).
•   Whitecrest Park (Number 2).

St Margaret's Hope
•   Back Road (Opposite access to playpark).
•   Doctor’s Road (Junction with St Margaret’s Road).
•   Front Road (Bellevue Hotel).
•   Macdonald Park (Bend at car park).
•   Marengo Road (Number 7).
•   Ontoft Road (Opposite Hameneuk).
•   School Access Road (Cottage of Ronaldsvoe).
•   St Margarets Road (Sub Station opposite Braeburn Court).
•   Taftingus Place (Junction with St Margarets Road).
•   Taftingus Place (On footpath at bottom).
•   Thorfinn Place (Junction with Church Road).
•   Wards Park (Right hand side of Car Park).

St Mary’s
•   Breckan Brae (Junction with A961).
•   Breckan Brae (Number 23).
•   Breckan Brae (Opposite Sutherland Drive).
•   Breckan Brae (Top of Brae).
•   Park of Ayre (Number 2).
•   St Marys Road (Community Centre).
•   Station Square (Number 17).
•   West Greaves Road (Junction with A961).

St Ola
•   A964 (Cott of Blinkbonny).
•   A964 (Junction with Foveran access).
•   Berstane Lodge Road (Lodge).
•   Berstane Lodge Road (Opposite Springfields).
•   Blackhill Road (Opposite Netherbrook).
•   Blackhill Road (Top corner of brae).
•   Bloomfield Road (Orcadia).
•   Cannigal Road (Access up to Abundaflo).
•   Craigiefield Park (On build out on east side of junction with Craigiefield Road).
•   Dyke-end Road (Junction with A964).
•   Garrison Road (In footway near junction with Grainshore Road).
•   Hatston Park (Junction with A965).

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•   Old Finstown Road (Junction with Bloomfield Road).
•   Sunnybank Road (Junction with Water Works access).

Stenness
•   Aglath Road (Whitebeam).
•   Button Road (Junction with A964).
•   Clouston Corner (Junction with Ireland Road).
•   Stymilders (Quarry House).

Stromness
•   Back Road (Junction with Marwick Lane).
•   Christies Brae (Junction with Back Road).
•   Citadel Crescent (Entrance to garages).
•   Coplands Drive (End of cycle track).
•   Downies Lane (Junction with Back Road).
•   Downies Lane (Opposite The Rosary).
•   Franklin Road (Number 29 Bramwell Cottage).
•   Franklin Road (Back of Community Centre).
•   Franklin Road (Top of Leslie’s Close).
•   Franklin Road (The Gatehouse).
•   Faravel (Far right corner of car park).
•   Faravel (End of garages).
•   Garson Place (Entrance to Aurora).
•   Gray’s Noust (End of wall at bottom of car park).
•   Grieveship Road (Junction with Back Road).
•   Grieveship Brae (Left of steps outside number 40).
•   Grieveship Brae (Opposite number 17).
•   Grieveship West (In grass outside number 66).
•   Grieveship West (In grass outside number 70).
•   Grieveship West (In footway outside number 76).
•   Grieveship West (In grass outside number 93).
•   Grieveship West (Footway outside number 95).
•   Guardhouse Park (Footpath behind number 17).
•   Hamnavoe (Number 17).
•   Hamnavoe (Number 54).
•   Hillside Road (Swimming Pool car park).
•   Hillside Road (Council Houses).
•   Hillside Park (Junction with Hillside Road).
•   Hillside Road (Orkadale).
•   Hillside Terrace (Junction with Hillside Road).
•   John Street (Surgery).
•   Knockhall Drive (Back of number 27).
•   Manse Park (Junction with St Peters Park).
•   Ness Road (Opposite Ness House).
•   Old Academy (Entrance to main car park).
•   Outertown Road (Brownstown Road junction).
•   Outertown Road (Leafea Brae).

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•   Pumpwell Park (Grass at back of number 9).
•   Raes Close (Far left corner of car park).
•   Springfield Crescent (Back Road junction).
•   St Peters Park (Parking spaces).
•   Whitehouse Lane (Stromness Hostel).

Location of Grit Bins - Isles
Eday
•   Hamarhill (Number 3).
•   Hamarhill (Shop).

Egilsay
•   North Road (Half way up brae).

•   North Road (North Tofts).
•   Pier Road (Top of slip at Pier).

•   Warsett Road (Junction with Onziebust Road).

Flotta
•   Burnside East (Grass at number 23).
•   Burnside West (Grass at number 2).
•   Church Road (Cemetery).

Graemsay
•   Pier Road (Top of slip at pier).
•   School Road (Half way up brae).

Hoy
•   Cantick Road (Cemetery).
•   French Road (Number 9).
•   Pier Road (Junction with B9047).
•   St Colm’s Quadrant (Opposite number 30).
•   St Colm’s Quadrant (Opposite number 9).

Papa Westray
•   School Road (Opposite shop)

Rousay
•   B9065 (Top of slip at pier).

Sanday
•   Loth Pier (Top of Slip at pier).

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Shapinsay
•   Balfour Village (Top of Slip at pier).
•   Helliar View (Number 3).
•   Millbank (Number 1).

Stronsay
•   Whitehall Pier (Harbour Office).

Westray
•   Balaclava Road (Junction with B9066).
•   Howanbreck (Number 10).
•   Lastigar (Grass at number 16).
•   The Quarry Road (On Footway outside No.1).

Wyre
•   Russness Road (Top of slip at pier).

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Appendix 6 - Car Parks
Kirkwall Pay and Display              Priority
Castle Street.                                   1.
St Magnus Lane.                                  1.
Gunn’s Close.                                    1.
Albert Street.                                   1.
Burgh Road.                                      1.
Great Western Road (North).                      1.
Kirkwall Short Stay                   Priority
6/8 Broad Street.                                1.
St Olaf Wynd.                                    1.
Kirkwall Long Stay                    Priority
Ayre Houses (Burgh Road).                        3.
Ayre Road (Waterfront West).                     1.
Clay Loan near Manse Lane.                       3.
Council Offices.                                 1.
Cromwell Road.                                   3.
East Church.                                     1.
Great Western Road (South).                      3.
Holm Road/Bignold Park Road.                     3.
King Street (IT Building)                        1.
King Street OIC/OHB.                             1.
Muddisdale Road (Glaitness School).              2.
Papdale School, Willow Road.                     2.
Shore Street (Waterfront East).                  1.
St Catherines Place.                             3.
The Crafty.                                      1.
The Meadows North (Vasa).                        3.
The Meadows South (Hordaland).                   3.
Stromness Pay and Display             Priority
Ferry Inn                                        1.
Ferry Terminal.                                  1.

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Stromness Long Stay                       Priority
Ferry Road West                                      1.
Ferry Road East                                      1.
Ferry Road North                                     1.
Old Academy.                                         1.
Swimming Pool.                                       2.
Stromness Academy.                                   1.
Finstown                                  Priority
A965 at Cemetery.                                    3.
Community Centre (Old Finstown Road).                3.
Dounby.                                   Priority
Swartland Junction.                                  3.
Community School access & car park.                  1.
South Ronaldsay                           Priority
School Access Road, St Margaret’s Hope.              1.
Church Road (at Thorfinn Place).                     1.
Burray                                    Priority
Car Park adjacent to Community Hall.                 1.
East Mainland                             Priority
St Andrew’s School Access.                           1.
Deerness Community Centre.                           3.
West Mainland                             Priority
Harray Road Junction.                                3.
Harray Hall Community Centre.                        3.
General                                   Priority
Housing Schemes.                                     3.

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PART B - Extraordinary Works Associated with Flooding
(Integrated Service with Salting, Gritting and Snow
Clearing) and Street Lighting
1. Statement of Policies
Emergency situations are covered under the existing Service Emergency
Procedures and are a matter, in the first instance, for the Roads Operations section.
Extraordinary works associated with flooding and street lighting shall be delivered in
accordance with this part of the Winter Service Plan.

2. Period of Cover
This service will be provided on a 24-hour basis throughout the year. The service will
include for the handling of all extraordinary works notified either during normal
working hours; or directly out with normal working periods and during all holidays
(national and local).

3. Response Times
The target response time is 1 hour between a decision having been taken by the
Roads Operations section to mobilise and actual mobilisation.

4. Initial Response
The Roads Operations section will provide an immediate initial response on behalf of
the Executive Director of Development and Infrastructure to investigate all reported
hazards. This initial response will be an investigation, to the Roads Operations
sections’ satisfaction, of all circumstances relating to an incident prior to assessing
the situation, classifying the works as either immediate, urgent or routine and
considering further action such as mobilisation.

5. Priority of Works and Response
All works will be classified into the following categories:

IMMEDIATE (or Dangerous) where there could be a danger to the public and the
fault must be made safe as quickly as possible. Permanent repairs may be carried
out immediately, if appropriate, or may be left for a longer period once the fault has
been made safe.

URGENT Non-dangerous works which cannot wait for the next routine or for cyclic
maintenance repair should be responded to within 5 days.

ROUTINE (or cyclic maintenance works).

Cyclic maintenance will cover most of the reported faults, but the Roads Operations
section may only be able to investigate the fault rather than repair it as this will be
covered in the plan for routine maintenance and completed with the performance
indicator target time of 21 days.

Following the initial response and a decision to mobilise the Roads Operations
section will carry out any immediate or urgent work that is required to ensure there is

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no danger to the public. In the Christmas holiday period urgent works will be
authorised through the Roads Operations section. During holiday periods the Roads
Operations section will take whatever action is necessary or appropriate to maintain
a stable situation throughout this period using the resources already held on
standby.

6. Sequence of Works
Where works are required over a wide area then in general the route priority for
salting, gritting and snow clearing should be followed. This sequence can be altered
to consider the objectives for flooding and street lighting set out below.

7. Reporting Incidents
All customer reports will be notified to the Roads Support section in the normal way
during normal office hours; and out with these hours by an answering machine which
will be interrogated at regular intervals - both these information systems to be
supplied and maintained by the Roads Operations section.

At the earliest opportunity the Roads Operations section will report all actions taken
to the Roads Support section, who will consider where remedial action requires
either additional funding or a policy decision.

8. Flooding
All areas with flooding will be recorded on a location map and in an Operational
Diary maintained by the Roads Operations section. This diary should record in
summary the significant times, events and decisions relating to all incidents.

Flooding by any means e.g. from surcharging sewers, from tidal action, from water
courses, from blocked drainage systems, from burst water mains etc. comes under
this direction.

Where flooding is found the immediate response will be to guard, sign and light; and,
following assessment, further action will be taken as set out in this document to
relieve the situation and leave the area safe. The objective will be to ensure safety,
minimise damage to property especially Council property and ensure a safe passage
for vehicular traffic.

It should be noted that additional measures to prevent or mitigate the flooding of
non-agricultural land in the towns and villages are set out in the Council’s Policy
associated with the Flood Prevention and Land Drainage (Scotland) Act 1997; and
within the Winter Service Plan the Roads Operations section will provide an
integrated service to deal with the extraordinary works associated with flooding
caused by severe weather.

9. Street Lighting
The service covers extraordinary works for electrical faults which may cause a
potential hazard either because of live cables or because of the location.

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Here again the objective will be to ensure safety, minimise damage to property and
ensure a safe passage for vehicular traffic.

During normal working hours all lights out will be reported to the Development and
Infrastructure service who will instruct what action is required.

Lighting faults reported out with normal working hours will be recorded by the Roads
Operations section in the Operational Diary and a report forwarded to the Roads
Support Section for further action.

During the Christmas or other holiday periods, urgent works should be attended to
within the Citizens Charter response period (currently five working days set by the
Council).

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