Gritting

Our gritting crews are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from mid-November until mid-March.

There are 9 routes covered by the gritting crews which cover 56% of the Borough’s road - that’s a distance of 348miles or 560km.

All of our routes can be seen on the interactive map below.

Grit Bins

You a can view a full list of the Borough’s grit bins.

The locations of these bins can also be seen on the interactive map below.

If you need to report an empty grit bin or want to request a grit bin is installed at a location, please call 0121 704 8004.

Our online map

To see the gritting routes that we and our neighbouring authorities cover using our online map, follow these instructions:

  • select the pin icon
  • select the 'gritted by' option
  • then select the 'Solihull MBC' option

To see your nearest gritting bin using our online map, follow these instruction

  • enter your property’s post code into the search bar then click ‘search.’
  • select the address of your property
  • click the pin icon
  • in the list presented select the ‘grit bins’ option.
  • your nearest bin will be displayed in the map

Latest from across the West Midlands

Using the twitter '#wmgrit’ you can keep up with all the latest West Midlands gritting alerts.

Follow the hashtag on the live feed below.

How we monitor weather conditions

We receive a specialised winter weather forecasting service provided by the MeteoGroup. The forecast, received on a daily basis, gives predictions of the possibility of freezing road temperatures, snow etc, and the time those conditions may occur. This is a much more localised forecast to those used in the local media.

More weather information is available from MeteoGroup.

Pedestrian routes

Pedestrian routes are gritted only in town centres and on main pedestrian routes. Details of which pedestrian routes are gritted can be found in our Winter Plan.

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