We are easing towards winters end and in general, it has been a mild one thus-far. However, it is sensible to be prepared for a cold snap at any time. There is lots of advice on the internet about how to deal with ice and snow. These links will lead you to three sources of advice Directgov, HSE and Essex County Council (ECC)
In Great Bentley, we are part of the ECC Salt Partnership scheme. As such there are salt bins located at strategic positions around the village.
(photo credit; Lee Hayward)