Gritting consultation reminder 

30/06/09

Bolton Council is reminding residents and road users that they only have a few days left to have their say on winter gritting.

In light of last winter’s difficult conditions, Bolton Council is reviewing its approach to gritting, and wants to know what the public see as priorities before putting together its next winter gritting scheme.

A survey asking people for their views on the policy is available online, click on the link above or call the consultation and research team on 01204 332012 to obtain a paper copy.

The closing date for feedback is Friday, June 12.

The council grit around half of its total road network. Following some of the most severe weather conditions in 20 years, the council spent an extra £580,000 last winter to make roads and footpaths safer.

There are currently 25 gritting routes totalling 430km of road, and around 30 to 40 tonnes of salt are used each time the routes are gritted. The council also places 533 grit bins around the borough.

The Winter Scrutiny committee, comprising councillors from all the Council’s political parties, will look all the feedback received and use this as a basis to make recommendations for the next winter gritting maintenance scheme. 

These will be then developed further during an Environmental Services Policy Development Group.

 

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