FREE grit is to be handed out to homes across Hyndburn.

The council has 4,000 bags available to help residents clear paths and driveways this winter after announcing it was once again implementing the scheme which sees bags given on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

Environmental cabinet member Munsif Dad urged people to get their requests in soon.

Coun Dad said: “We’ve just had the first frosts of the winter and we want people to be prepared as the weather turns colder. Residents have been telling us they really appreciated the previous offer of free grit bags so we’re going to run it again this winter.

“We have around 4,000 bags available which will be delivered to residents on a ‘first come, first served’ basis”

Leader of the council, Coun Miles Parkinson, said: “By providing the grit bags, we are not only helping local people get in and out of their homes, we’re also helping them get to work and keep local businesses open and help keep Hyndburn moving in the snow.”

To reserve your free bag simply contact the Council either by telephone: 01254 388111; e-mail: enquiries@hyndburnbc.; complete the online grit bag request form at or write to Customer Services, Town Hall, Broadway, Accrington BB5 1EZ.