December 20, 2010
Council provides grit bins in Burnham and Highbridge
Town Council has placed four grit bins in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
to help residents keep pavements free of ice.
council says it is working alongside Sedgemoor District Council
and Somerset County Council to try and keep roads and pavements
as safe as possible during this week's snow.
Grit bins have been placed at Victoria Street, near the Pier Street
traffic lights, and in Market Street, Highbridge outside the library,
and in Pepperall Road, Highbridge near the entrance to the doctors'
Town Council Clerk Eileen Shaw told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the
bins have been filled by Somerset County Council from its grit/salt
Eileen added: "The Burnham grit bin locations were chosen
to assist with maintaining access to the shops and the Post Office.
Love Lane is gritted regularly by the County Council as a major
route, thereby also ensuring reasonable access to the doctors'
Highbridge, the Market Street location was chosen to help keep
access to the shops and the station safe. The grit bins in Pepperrall
Road are intended to help keep access to the doctor's surgery."
"These bins are provided to help local traders and residents
with self-help to keep the shops and other essential services
accessible, and the Town Handyman will help grit these locations
when it is safe for him to do so."
She added that Somerset County Council has also provided a fresh
supply of grit and sand to the Sedgemoor District Council depot
in Oxford Street, which staff will use to grit main public thoroughfares,
staff levels permitting.
For further information on Somerset County Council's gritting,
call 0845 345 9155.