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Work begins to fill grit bins in Lichfield and Burntwood

Work has begun to fill grit bins across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Around 1,200 bins are being filled across Staffordshire as the winter chill begins.

The process is part of Staffordshire County Council’s plans to ensure cold weather doesn’t bring the region to a standstill in the same way as it did last year.

Road salt stocks have already been doubled to 30,000 tonnes after the shortage that gripped the nation last year.

Mike Maryon, Cabinet member for Highways, said:

“We are fine tuning our operations to deliver even more impact for every kilo of salt, and continuing to work through our local county councillors and their parish council colleagues to respond to the most pressing community needs. But with more than 3,500 miles of roads and pavements there are places we simply cannot reach.

”By providing salt at a grass roots level, we are giving people the opportunity and ability to make a difference for their community. This salt is not there for people’s private driveways. These are public resources.  By pulling together as communities, we can all play our in keeping everyone safe, particularly older and vulnerable people.”

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1 Comment

  1. Steve

    26th October, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    After last year its great were stockpiling bins and rock salt!