Gritting team shelved for another year

Cllr John Smith of Worcestershire County Council with members of the Ringway Team

Cllr John Smith of Worcestershire County Council with members of the Ringway Team

First published in News

WITH the weather looking warmer – if wetter – Worcestershire’s gritting fleet has been shelved for another year.

Although this winter was fairly mild, the Worcestershire County Council-run gritting team clocked up more than 50,000 miles during the cold months, the equivalent of travelling from Worcester to Sydney and back.

The county’s fleet is one of the first in the UK to be equipped with brine technology, which helps the salt work more quickly and keeps grit stuck to the roads.

Cllr John Smith said he was “thrilled” with the team’s hard work.

"Despite it being a very wet winter the gritting team were still out and about ensuring that the county's roads were kept de-iced,” he said.

“We have a very efficient system here in Worcestershire that ensures that we have ample supplies of grit should the weather worsen.”

Any salt that was not used this year is being stored ready for next winter.

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8:00pm Fri 25 Apr 14

mohaa says...

Cllr John Smith said he was “thrilled” with the team’s hard work.
"Despite it being a very wet winter the gritting team were still out and about ensuring that the county's roads were kept de-iced,” he said

they must have just deiced his street cause mine was still icy.....bunch of useless tossers and a waste of council tax payers money....
Cllr John Smith said he was “thrilled” with the team’s hard work. "Despite it being a very wet winter the gritting team were still out and about ensuring that the county's roads were kept de-iced,” he said they must have just deiced his street cause mine was still icy.....bunch of useless tossers and a waste of council tax payers money.... mohaa
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8:53pm Fri 25 Apr 14

CJH says...

mohaa wrote:
Cllr John Smith said he was “thrilled” with the team’s hard work.
"Despite it being a very wet winter the gritting team were still out and about ensuring that the county's roads were kept de-iced,” he said

they must have just deiced his street cause mine was still icy.....bunch of useless tossers and a waste of council tax payers money....
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Why don't you tell us which important main road you live on so we can judge for ourselves whether you're hard done by or not. The road I live in is a cul-de-sac with only 13 houses. I'd love it to be gritted, but realistically (financially and logistically) I know it won't happen. How do you deal with hazardous roads on your 'shooter' video game then? (Mohaa is apparently Medal of Honour: Allied Assault). If you can't cope with a bit of ice goodness alone knows how you would have managed on the real D-Day...
[quote][p][bold]mohaa[/bold] wrote: Cllr John Smith said he was “thrilled” with the team’s hard work. "Despite it being a very wet winter the gritting team were still out and about ensuring that the county's roads were kept de-iced,” he said they must have just deiced his street cause mine was still icy.....bunch of useless tossers and a waste of council tax payers money....[/p][/quote]. Why don't you tell us which important main road you live on so we can judge for ourselves whether you're hard done by or not. The road I live in is a cul-de-sac with only 13 houses. I'd love it to be gritted, but realistically (financially and logistically) I know it won't happen. How do you deal with hazardous roads on your 'shooter' video game then? (Mohaa is apparently Medal of Honour: Allied Assault). If you can't cope with a bit of ice goodness alone knows how you would have managed on the real D-Day... CJH
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9:59pm Fri 25 Apr 14

i-cycle says...

mohaa wrote:
Cllr John Smith said he was “thrilled” with the team’s hard work.
"Despite it being a very wet winter the gritting team were still out and about ensuring that the county's roads were kept de-iced,” he said

they must have just deiced his street cause mine was still icy.....bunch of useless tossers and a waste of council tax payers money....
So what will the BNP do!
[quote][p][bold]mohaa[/bold] wrote: Cllr John Smith said he was “thrilled” with the team’s hard work. "Despite it being a very wet winter the gritting team were still out and about ensuring that the county's roads were kept de-iced,” he said they must have just deiced his street cause mine was still icy.....bunch of useless tossers and a waste of council tax payers money....[/p][/quote]So what will the BNP do! i-cycle
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