MP pushing for extra grit bins across Hyndburn

AN MP is lobbying for an increased amount of grit to be made available in his borough.

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones said he has been in talks with Lancashire County Council over supplies being made available to the area.

Mr Jones said he receives regular correspondence in which constituents request extra grit bins in Hyndburn, leading him to make inquiries with the county council. He said: “The reply I receive is that there is a limited supply, and it must be allocated according to specific criteria.

“It is a very frustrating issue, and one that I have tried to resolve in various ways over the last few years “There are also issues around neighbourhood disputes as some residents feel it is their right to steal grit from boxes to grit their drive, or for other personal use, emptying the grit box unnecessarily. I also led the public campaign in 2009 about prombems with the county council under-storing grit. This year they have 30,000 tonnes stored which allows them to do bus routes more frequently, and ensure grit bins do not lie empty.”

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4:35pm Thu 7 Feb 13

clickhere says...

A non-story. LCC gritting has been exemplary so far this winter, with many more side roads gritted than in previous years, and grit bins refilled regularly.
LCC is not one of my favourite organisations, but they seem to have got this one right. A big improvement, from 4 or 5 years ago, when under the previous management.
Just hope this improvement continues till the end the bad weather.
“Increased amount of grit to be made available in his borough.” Hyndburn isn’t ‘his’. As with all MPs, they only have the constituency on loan till they are found out and the voter the gives the other lot a go. Which may be a very long time, given the way Cameron is performing…
A non-story. LCC gritting has been exemplary so far this winter, with many more side roads gritted than in previous years, and grit bins refilled regularly. LCC is not one of my favourite organisations, but they seem to have got this one right. A big improvement, from 4 or 5 years ago, when under the previous management. Just hope this improvement continues till the end the bad weather. “Increased amount of grit to be made available in his borough.” Hyndburn isn’t ‘his’. As with all MPs, they only have the constituency on loan till they are found out and the voter the gives the other lot a go. Which may be a very long time, given the way Cameron is performing… clickhere

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