Let down again

First published in Letters

WHAT goes on in this town? Twice this year we have had snow, the first time the gritters came out after it had melted.

This time they had plenty of warning and yet our council let us down again. What is the excuse? No budget, no grit, or is it that the council has no clear leadership? All it needed was for someone to say ‘Get the gritters out’ but obviously this was too difficult. I hope this is remembered at the next local elections.

JOHN HARRISON

Great Sankey

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12:27pm Thu 31 Jan 13

nextdoor says...

They outsource the work, it's not done by the council.
They outsource the work, it's not done by the council. nextdoor
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4:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Northernsoul1 says...

,Perhaps we have had a different experience with the gritters . Our main roads I.e. Long Lane and Winwick Road etc were kept clear even during the worst of the weather. Well done to those involved in keeping the traffic moving in the worst of conditions
,Perhaps we have had a different experience with the gritters . Our main roads I.e. Long Lane and Winwick Road etc were kept clear even during the worst of the weather. Well done to those involved in keeping the traffic moving in the worst of conditions Northernsoul1
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10:01am Fri 1 Feb 13

MikeJT says...

Would like to slightly disagree with the last comment and partially agree with the first letter. My experience was that the road were actually not too bad on that first Thursday/Friday that we got the snow. OK, so the side roads were a bit iffy and as normal, the pavements werent touched but at least the major routes were clear(ish)

On the Friday that we got it far worse in my opinion, I was actually out driving around Warrington and the only "clearing" that appeared to be in progress was from the tyres and exhaust heat of cars and buses etc using the road. Main road like Lovely/folly lane, winwick road, orford lane, long lane etc were bad and appeared untreated. I was going to walk that night but drove instead as I knew what the forcast was.
Would like to slightly disagree with the last comment and partially agree with the first letter. My experience was that the road were actually not too bad on that first Thursday/Friday that we got the snow. OK, so the side roads were a bit iffy and as normal, the pavements werent touched but at least the major routes were clear(ish) On the Friday that we got it far worse in my opinion, I was actually out driving around Warrington and the only "clearing" that appeared to be in progress was from the tyres and exhaust heat of cars and buses etc using the road. Main road like Lovely/folly lane, winwick road, orford lane, long lane etc were bad and appeared untreated. I was going to walk that night but drove instead as I knew what the forcast was. MikeJT
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