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Council Issue Grit Statement

Thursday January 17 2013


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FORECAST snow expected to hit Barnsley tomorrow and continue into the weekend has prompted the council to release an updated gritting plan.

It says tonight will be the fourth consecutive night of gritting across the borough, with lorries setting off from Penistone at 4pm and Smithies depot at 6pm.

A spokesman said: "This coverage will give the borough a head start should tomorrow’s forecasted snow arrive from midday onwards.

"At present, that snow is predicted to be heaviest in the Penistone area, which may cause disruption."

In December, the council revealed its gritting policy and clarified how residents can request a road be gritted or a grit bin be refilled.

For more information go here.

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Reply Posted by carl on Thursday January 17 2013 at 15:09
in the past few months the council have removed most grit boxes in all the areas any that are still in situ are empty put the gritting service number on wab so we know who to phone to get grit bins ive tryed and just got fobed off at councl

Reply Posted by jamie on Thursday January 17 2013 at 15:21
i used to work for council around hoyland area grittingi think its ridiocolous everygrit bin around hoyland hoyland common elsecar n jump are all full of rubbish no grit at all and no snickets or anything have been grited someone is going to fall down and get seriously hurt

Reply Posted by Claire on Thursday January 17 2013 at 15:31
Gritter was out earlier in hoyland common this morning followed a couple of hours later by a road sweeper!!!!!

Reply Posted by Deb on Thursday January 17 2013 at 15:39
Ive not seen a gritter in Wombwell for weeks & I live on a main rd

Reply Posted by fred on Thursday January 17 2013 at 15:41
The street sweepers are gritting too,i saw one in town at the weekend,the brushes are raised off the ground and they spray (a small amount!) of grit from the back

Reply Posted by keith beattie on Thursday January 17 2013 at 15:42
can you tell me what a grit wagon is please? not seen one in kendray this winter. bet all councillers roads are clear though.

Reply Posted by Hard working and p'd off on Thursday January 17 2013 at 16:46
People get a grip and get real - all anyone on here ever does is complain about the council - maybe if the lazy bum abouts this town is full of got a job the council would have more money tospend on essential services such as gritting instead of supporting / paying for peoples benefits to sit around do nothing - roll on April and welfare reform!!

Reply Posted by Satisfied resident on Thursday January 17 2013 at 17:03
I used the gritting line I got off one of post to tell them to fill the grit bins round silkstone & silkstone common. These were filled within days so we are ready when this snow gets here

Reply Posted by cazz on Thursday January 17 2013 at 17:28
its snowing in penistone now

Reply Posted by mad bitch on Thursday January 17 2013 at 18:16
Bit late for dearne area the snows already hit...laid on roads even in heavy traffic...rite load ov good they are lol

Reply Posted by mags on Thursday January 17 2013 at 18:42
i would like to ask if its possible for gritters to grit carnforth road round on to lytham avene and king edward street monkbretton please as theres a lot of elderly bungalows and who are vunerable scared to walk out it is like glass cars swerving everywhere ive lived here 34 years and only known these streets done twice so if u could help please it would be very appreciated thankyou

Reply Posted by Glary Gritter on Thursday January 17 2013 at 19:07
Here ya go. www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/transport-and-streets/roads-highways-and-pavements/road-gritting
Please contact the council: by completing the online forms Request a Grit Bin Replenishment, Request Gritting of a Primary Route, or Request a New Grit Bin
by telephone on 01226 773555.( 24hrs)
by email to roads@barnsley.gov.uk
by writing to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Environmental Services, PO Box 601, S70 9FA

applications.barnsley.gov.uk/eforms/winterservices_form/winterservices.asp

Some good it is as the ones near me were emptied after the bad ice in December and haven't been restocked.

Reply Posted by concerned on Thursday January 17 2013 at 19:56
huh grit bins,wots them,we dont have any.where we live,our estate has hill either way u go never get gritted & theres alot ov elderly ppl live there but hey council dunt care cos we all pay council tax

Reply Posted by joan on Thursday January 17 2013 at 20:13
We have grit boxes on our st and they were filled today .Thank you lads

Reply Posted by Devin Townsend on Thursday January 17 2013 at 20:32
See a few 2 day and saw a mini road sweeper wita a snow plough on the front gritting the path coming up eldon street yesterday

Reply Posted by Andrea on Thursday January 17 2013 at 20:35
What about filling grit bins with grit instead of sand!

Reply Posted by Lundwood on Friday January 18 2013 at 07:30
All you able bodyed people out there that are complaining get a shovel and move some snow yourself, if all able bodyed people did this there would be less to complain about :-)

Reply Posted by Billy boy on Friday January 18 2013 at 18:12
I think the council is doing what it did last year saving most of its grit salt so next year it Can say we have plenty of grit to deal with whatever the weather throws at us

Reply Posted by Mr Point out the truth on Friday January 18 2013 at 23:29
I love how "Hard working and p'd off" comments about everyone on here and tags them about "always complaining", then has a little bit of a moan him/her self
Made me chuckle...a moaner complaining about a moaner...hahaha.

Reply Posted by Birdweller on Saturday January 26 2013 at 13:46
What is the point in requesting that grit bins are refilled when there are only 2 grit bins in the whole of Birdwell? That's 1500 people per grit bin.