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Snow Wardens

What is a Snow Warden?

Snow Wardens are volunteers from the local community who give up their spare time to help clear snow during bad weather in the winter months (October to March).

Snow Wardens will:


Becoming a Snow Warden

Snow Wardens must be physically fit and available throughout the winter months.  

Equipment you will need

  • High visibility clothing
  • Suitable gloves
  • Good non-slip footwear such as waterproof boots/wellingtons
  • Warm clothing

Once you have registered to become a Snow Warden Volunteer, you can collect a free salt bucket and scoop from our Whitfield office:

  • Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Dover CT16 3PJ.

Salt bucket refills can also be collected from the following locations, as well as some Town and Parish Councils.

  • Hamilton Road cemetery, Deal
  • Connaught Park, Dover
  • Kearsney Park, Dover

Volunteer to become a Snow Warden »


Salt bins

Salt bins are provided by Kent County Council

Further information

Weather Updates

You can also receive weather alerts via the DDC twitter and Facebook accounts.


If you no longer wish to volunteer as a Snow Warden please email

Flood Wardens

Flood wardens are also volunteers from local communities. They are a valuable resource in the fight against flooding.

During severe storm events, flooding can occur at numerous locations simultaneously and monitoring every potential flood risk area is extremely difficult. This is why the wardens are so essential to us, because they can contact us with the most up to date information which would otherwise go unrecorded.

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