More than 80% of councils have already placed grit bins for residents to use and the gritting
fleets for most areas are armed with state-of-the-art GPS technology.
The council also has a fleet of 29 gritting
vehicles, two snow blowers based in the rural areas and five gully tankers which are available to assist anywhere in the county where flooding is caused by rapid snow melt.
The council has 29 gritting
vehicles, two snow blowers based in the rural areas and five gully tankers.
Following last year's very severe winter we have made some amendments to the gritting
routes we carry out.
SPT requires the provision of an uninterrupted gritting
service to a number of SPT sites across the Strathclyde area during mainly the winter season, with the successful tenderer using a professional weather forecasting service and providing full customer administration.
The lack of gritting
pavements, the lack of consulting which roads to be gritted.
But I think its wrong to complain that our gritting
team isn't doing its job unless colleagues have evidence that is the case in their area.
An additional concern is that salt supplies are often in short supply, hence, available stocks are targeted at ensuring the council's agreed gritting
route network is treated.
The AA/Populus survey of the association's 20,000 members found that 75% believed that local highway authorities across the UK had "not done very well" gritting
Coventry City Council admit their lorries are still gritting
private land despite halving salt levels on city roads to conserve stocks.
The stark warning came as the council admitted it had already begun rationing salt usage on its regular gritting
network after the Government asked all councils to cut usage by 25 per cent.
pavements could save the NHS money and the whole country millions in lost manpower and sickness.