BAGS of grit are available for Hyndburn residents to help them clear paths and roads this winter.

Councillor Munsif Dad, deputy leader and cabinet member for environmental issues, said: “We've just had our 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.”

To reserve your free bag contact the council on 01254 388 111 or e-mail