Winter Safety Tips

Drive Safely in the Snow and Ice

Driving in the winter means changes in the way you drive. Snow, sleet and ice can lead to hazardous road conditions. Prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter season.

  • Make sure your washer bottle is kept full.
  • Clean your headlights regularly as the salt and spray will make them less effective.
  • Carry a shovel in the boot.
  • Make sure you have extra clothes in the car including a good waterproof coat and blankets in case you get stranded.
  • Take some food and a hot drink on long journeys.
  • Make sure you keep your fuel level to at least 1/2 full in case you need to run the engine to keep warm.

Avoid Strain while Shovelling Snow

Taking a few precautions can help you prevent unnecessary pain and suffering.

  • Do not shovel after eating or while smoking
  • Take it slow and stretch out before you begin
  • Shovel only fresh, powdery snow; it’s lighter
  • Push the snow rather than lifting it
  • If you do lift it, use a small shovel or only partially fill the shovel
  • Lift with your legs, not your back
  • Do not work to the point of exhaustion
  • use salt if possible – it will melt the ice or snow and stop it from refreezing overnight (but don’t use the salt from salting bins as this is used to keep roads clear)
  • don’t use water – it might refreeze and turn to black ice
  • pay extra attention when clearing steps and steep pathways – using more salt may help

Rubbish Bins

Please be aware that bagged dog waste can be disposed of in any type of rubbish bin around the village. It does not have to be a specific red dog bin.  If disposing of dog waste in a household waste bin, please use you own wherever possible.

Village Lifesaving Defibrillators

A reminder that we have 2 wall mounted defibrillators in the village:

One on the wall near to the main front entrance door at the Sports Association building on Field Lane, with the second one on the wall near to the main front entrance door of the Village Hall on Leeds Road.


Selby District Council is raising awareness of responsible gum disposal with a new campaign to encourage people to appreciate their local community.

The National Chewing Gum Action Group is aiming to prompt people to change their attitude to dropping gum.

They are working with local secondary schools who will be supporting the campaign by sharing its messages with banners and posters, as well as giving students free gum wrappers to dispose of their gum properly.  We’re also offering pubs branded beer mats and advertising the campaign with window stickers and posters in bus shelters, supermarkets and other local shops.

Please do your bit and #binityourway