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Winter plan

The Local Winter Maintenance Plan for Brentwood has been developed to ‘keep the borough moving’ during adverse weather conditions.  

Updates will be made on this website to keep you informed during any winter weather.

Highways (Essex County Council)
Essex County Council (ECC) are responsible for gritting more than 1800 miles of the county’s main roads during winter weather.  The routes that are gritted by the County’s contractor in Brentwood (known as the precautionary network) include all the major routes – A and B classified roads, all bus routes and roads to Fire, Ambulance and Police stations. The majority of A and B roads are main roads but some residential roads are included.

Priority footways (Brentwood Borough Council)
The priorities of Brentwood are to liaise with ECC Highways to concentrate on keeping the high footfall areas accessible where possible.  In adverse winter weather the Councils Street Care and Grounds Maintenance team are redeployed to hand gritting and clearing of snow in the areas listed below:

High Street

  • The Parade, Brentwood Station
  • Kings Road (Queens Road to Railway Station)
  • Kings Road (High Street to Queens Road)
  • Queens Road (Ingrave Road to Kings Road)
  • Warley Hill Road (Railway Station to Avenue Road)
  • High Street (Police Station to Ingrave Road)
  • Ingrave Road (High Street to Town Hall)
  • Weald Road (High Street to Western Road)
  • Crown Street (High Street to South Street)
  • Shenfield Road (Ingrave Road to Sawyers Hall Lane)
  • South Street (High Street to Crown Street)
  • St Thomas Road (High Street to Moores Place)
  • Moores Place (High Street to St Thomas Road)
  • Millennium Way (High Street to William Hunter Way)
  • Lion & Lamb Court (High Street to William Hunter Way)
  • Bank Place (High Street to William Hunter Way)


  • Hutton Road Station Area (Shenfield Road to Shorter Avenue)
  • Hutton Road (Friars Avenue to Alexander Lane)
  • A129/A1023 Junction (100m each arm of junction)

Ingatestone & Mountnessing

  • Station Lane (High Street to Railway Station)
  • Market Place (High Street to Car Park)
  • High Street (The Furlongs to Pine Drive)

Various locations

  • Keys Hall Shops
  • Copperfields, Warley Hill
  • Newsagents, Crescent Road
  • Brook Street Post Office
  • Copperfields, Copperfield Gardens
  • Robin Hood Shops
  • Danes Way Shops
  • Harewood Road Shops
  • Costcutters, Hatch Road
  • Hutchins Dairy, Ongar Road
  • Church Road Shops, Kelvedon Hatch
  • Convenience Store, Blackmore Road, Kelvedon Hatch
  • Blackmore Village Store
  • Church Lane, Doddinghurst Shops
  • Doddinghurst Road Post Office
  • Orchard Avenue Shops
  • Eastham Crescent Shops
  • Bracken Bank Stores, Hanging Hill Lane
  • Rayleigh Road Co-op
  • Rayleigh Road/Mount Pleasant Avenue Shops
  • Springfield Avenue Shops
  • Thorndon Avenue and Chafford Gardens Shops
  • Fairfield Road - access to job centre
  • Outside Doctor's Surgeries (as assessed)
  • Pathways on Crown Street and Weald Road
  • Victoria Court and Chichester House
  • Footpaths around Hogarth and Endeavour school
  • Footpaths around Blackmore Primary School
  • Rayleigh Road/Rayleigh Parade
  • Woodland Avenue Shops

Footway gritting

  • London Road Cemetery
  • Woodman Road Cemetery
  • Courage Playing Fields Walkway
  • King George's Playing Fields Walkways
  • Town Hall Footways
  • Village Hall car park in Childerditch/Little Warley

Car parks

  • Chatham Way
  • Friars Avenue
  • Hunter Avenue
  • King George's Playing Fields
  • Multi-Storey entrance and exit
  • Westbury Road
  • William Hunter Way

Please note:

Priority areas may not receive treatment if severe weather conditions dictate continuous treatment of high priority areas, e.g. High Street, Shop Fronts etc.  All listed roads will be gritted in priority of footfall.