Winter Roads Gritting Proposal

Our colleagues at the Blackdown Hills Parish Network have sent us the following:

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL has recently announced that it is proposing no longer to grit roads to settlements which are 500 feet or more above sea level, roads which lead into adjoining counties, and school links between urban and rural areas.

If implemented this will have a considerable impact on our safe travel between villages and on regular routes across the Blackdown Hills on both sides of the county boundary.

SCC’s Blackdowns ward councillor Ross Henley has started a petition at Change.org and is looking for support for his campaign to persuade SCC to review this proposal. Please encourage anyone who may be affected to sign up before October 17th.

https://www.change.org/p/somerset-county-council-somerset-dont-stop-gritting-and-salting-roads-above-500-feet-this-winter

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